NSW | Flooding Warning for Central Coast

Published on: 8th May 2024

This is an update for the Deaf Community in NSW – particularly for those in the Central Coast at Tuggerah Lake and those along Warrego River near Fords Bridge Bywash.

Firstly, the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is advising residents on the NSW Central Coast at Tuggerah Lake to prepare to isolate, as moderate flooding is expected this week.  

Warnings have been issued for the following areas: 

  • Yarramalong 
  • Dooralong 
  • Long Jetty 
  • Chittaway Point 
  • Chittaway Bay 
  • Tacoma South 
  • Killarney Vale 
  • Berkeley Vale 

NSW SES Northern Deputy Zone Commander, Superintendent Stephen Leahy stated that “On Tuesday morning we will likely see moderate flooding at Tuggerah Lake at Long Jetty. SES crews are working directly with community members, providing sandbags and also advising them of their flood risk.” 

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that the main flood peak along the Warrego River in NSW has passed the Fords Bridge Bywash during the weekend, and moderate flooding is now occurring. 

The Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash was forecast to remain above the moderate flood level (2.30 m) during remainder of Monday and Tuesday. 

Residents should avoid driving on flooded roads and walking through flooded areas.  

Please ensure you, and your families and community are prepared and keep an eye on news and forecasts where possible.

More information: https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/news/all-news/2024/moderate-flooding-expected-at-tuggerah-lake/

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