Evacuation warning for Forbes residents

The Bureau of Meteorology warned that a major flood along the Lachlan River – expected to peak on Monday night – could be as bad as a flood in September 2016, when hundreds of properties were flooded and isolated for days and livestock were killed. State Emergency Services warned that a flood could reach 10.55 meters on Tuesday and 10.65 meters on Wednesday morning, urging residents at 6pm on Sunday to prepare to evacuate within the next 30 hours. “If you’re in Forbes, your best chance is to start preparing your home or business and make arrangements to move to safety before a flood starts to affect you. The situation is likely to change and it can escalate quickly,” a statement warned. Meteorologist Gabrielle Woodhouse said residents bordering the river, including in Cowra, Nanami, Forbes and downstream at Jemalong and Cottons Weir, should prepare for widespread flooding as river levels rise.Daily Telegraph – News Feed last episode “We are watching a major flood. Monday night. We are already seeing floods, but our main concern is the Lachlan River, “she said. “What we saw in September 2016 at Forbes is similar to what we expect from Monday to Tuesday morning.” Mrs. Woodhouse said it was raining heavily. over the last few months along with losses of Wyangala Dam and rivers have made the river levels to peak. In 2016, some of those forced out of their homes spent the night at Forbes High School, which was turned into an evacuation center. The flood across the state has already resulted in rescues, with two people rescued from Nepean River after the boat in which they were. overturned and they were taken by rapidly flowing water around 5pm on Sunday. The BOM website has issued warnings reminding people not to try to drive, drive or walk through flood water.NAT – Stay Informed – Social Media.

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