Much of inland New South Wales, Australia affected by flooding
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Much of the interior of New South Wales, Australia continues to be affected by floods caused by heavy rains. With more rain predicted, the has issued a flood watch for all western flowing rivers in New South Wales from the in the north of the state to the in the south.
, in the central-western plains district of New South Wales, has been isolated by major flooding of the . The State Emergency Service estimates that around 2,760 people are currently trapped in Coonamble. , , , , , and have also been severely affected.
A number of major highways in Western districts of the state have been closed or had diversions put in place, including thenear Mirrool Bridge, the between and , the between Gilgandra and Warren, and the between 28km north of and 6km South Of . A number of local roads have also been affected.
Emergency Management NSW has declared the local government areas of Mid-Western Region, Weddin, Wellington, Warrumbungle, Cootamundra, Coonamble, Harden, and Young as natural disaster areas where significant damage to property and infrastructure has occurred.
Evacuation orders have been issued for parts ofand parts of Coonamble due to flooding.
The SES is advising people who require assistance due to flooding to call 132 500 and to contact 000 for life threatening emergencies. For road closure information, residents are encouraged to contact their local council.
- "Current Natural Disaster Declarations" — , December 5, 2010
- "NSW Flood Update Sunday 1230pm" — , December 5, 2010
- "FLOOD WATCH FOR THE NORTH WEST, SOUTH WEST AND CENTRAL WEST DISTRICTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES" — , December 5, 2010
- "RTA Live Traffic NSW" — , December 5, 2010
- "Road closures & Emergency Operations Updates" — , December 5, 2010
- "http://www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/www/html/16-news.asp?n=1250" — , December 5, 2010
- "Macquarie River flood updates: Dubbo Local Government Area" — , December 5, 2010
- "Residents of Parts of Coonamble Asked to Evacuate" — , December 5, 2010