New floods in Australia after falls of 40 to 50 millimetres were recorded across much of the New South Wales. State Emergency Service acting superintendent Joshua Clark said there were more than 650 calls for help. 27 people were rescued. “The majority of those flood rescues were in the Central Coast region, a lot around the Yarramalong and Dooralong valleys, as well as down in Ourimbah.” Evacuation orders have been issued for people in Dubbo, Wagga Wagga and the Hawkesbury. The Windamere Dam has spilt for the first time since 1990 but access to the area is closed due to a landslide.In many towns carparks, shopping centres, playgrounds, bridges, roads and campsites are underwater. The low-level bridge at Bathurst is closed along with many roads around the city. The SES has cautioned that the flooding is expected to cause issues for weeks to come.
A major flood warning is in place in Forbes area due to the dam is now releasing 100,000 megalitres of water per day. The Oura Beach campground, just east of Wagga Wagga, is under an evacuation order. Low-lying areas of North Wagga, Flowerdale, Moorong and Oura already receiving Prepare to Isolate or Prepare to Evacuate warnings. The Australian Defence Force was called to help. Emergency warnings are also growing in Sydney. Minister Emergency Services for New South Wales warned „wet weather is here to stay all summer.” A low pressure system located just off the NSW central coast will deepen as it moves eastwards further off the coast throughout Sunday.In the coming days 100km/h winds are also expected.