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Bega Flood warnings

Bermagui Visitor Information Centre advise: (11:30am Tues 25th Oct, 2022)

The causeway at Wapengo on Tathra Bermagui Road is flooded (not yet showing on at 11.20am). If you are planning a trip to Tathra from Bermagui, you will need to go via Cobargo and Bega on the A1 Princes Highway. Please adhere to signage ad remember .... if it's flooded, forget it! BEGA MINOR FLOOD WARNING

The NSW SES advises people in the following areas to STAY INFORMED about predicted widespread minor flooding on the Bega River :

Bega and surrounds You should stay informed by monitoring warnings issued by NSW SES on their website and Facebook page, listening to your local ABC radio station, and checking the latest weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology online.


Moderate rainfall across the Bega River catchment has caused river rises along the Bega River.

The Bega River at Bega North is expected to exceed the minor flood level (4.60 m) around 08:00 am Tuesday. The river level may reach around 6.00 metres Tuesday afternoon, with minor flooding.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by dangerous floodwaters:

Roads and low lying areas in Angledale, North Bega and Bega, Jellat Jellat, Kalaru, Rocky Hall, Tarraganda, Tanja, Towamba,Wyndam,Yowrie.

This may include the following streets and roadways within Bega: Carp Street at Kisses Lagoon. Auckland Street East Street Buckajo Road Bega Street

Check road closures at or 132 701, or download the LiveTraffic app on your iOS and Android devices.

What you need to do: If you have a Home and/or Business Emergency Plan, review it now. Otherwise, have a conversation and plan for what you will do and take with you if you need to evacuate.

Consider the consequences of road and bridge closures and water over roads and make alternate arrangements for work, children, and travel.

Obey all signs about road closures and instructions from emergency services.

Never drive, walk, ride through, play or swim in flood water - it is dangerous, toxic, and may void your car insurance. If it's flooded, forget. Fines may apply.

Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches, ravines, creeks, and rivers.

People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should raise their assets, including waste and chemical containers above expected flood heights.

Share this information with family, friends, and neighbours and help others prepare where possible.

If you are likely to be isolated due to flooding, stock up on essential items now. Farmers should consider moving pumps and farm equipment to higher ground.

Companion animals and livestock should be relocated to higher ground that will not become an island.

For more information: Listen to your local ABC radio station which can be found at Listen to ABC South East NSW 810 AM Bega or 106.3 FM Eden or 94.1 FM Bombala

Follow the SES on social media @NSWSES or visit their website at

Learn about your risk at

Check latest weather, warnings, rainfall and river heights at

Check road closures at or 132 701, or download the LiveTraffic app on your iOS and Android devices.

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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