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Flooding Update - March 3rd 2022

NSW SES South Eastern Zone advise at 5 a.m: What is happening: MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRING AT WAMBAN MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AT MORUYA BRIDGE ON HIGH TIDE THURSDAY MORNING Heavy rainfall over the past 48 hours has caused river level rises across the Moruya and Deua River catchments. This rainfall has caused moderate flooding along the Deua River at Wamban (estimated). Heavy to very heavy rainfall is forecast across the Moruya and Deua river catchment for Thursday and may cause minor flooding along the Moruya River at Moruya Bridge.

What we are expecting: Based on the prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology it is expected the following areas will be impacted by dangerous floodwaters:

• Princes Highway • Moruya CBD, North Moruya and the Commercial and Industrial area • Mullenderre Flats, Yaragee and Kiora districts • Access to Moruya Airport • Roadways leading to Bendethera Camping Area NOTE: Council advise at 9:00am that : We expect NSW SES to shortly downgrade predicted minor flooding of Moruya CBD and the highway north and south of Moruya. Impacts are not expected on those areas at this stage.

Council is monitoring North Head Drive, Moruya. If it needs to close, it will only be for an hour or so to let water subside after high tide.

Mogo is looking ok at the moment.

All coastal areas have been inspected and there are no issues to report at the usual trouble spots like Caseys Beach. Roads and bridges closed

  • NEW Cheese Factory Bridge, Eurobodalla Road

  • NEW Wamban Bridge 1, Wamban Road, Moruya

  • NEW Tyrone Bridge, Eurobodalla Road

  • NEW Shore St, Moruya - closed from Thomas Street to River Street

  • NEW Kings Highway – Minor slip on Clyde Mountain. Council staff onsite to clean up. Traffic control in place, motorists can expect minor delays.

  • NEW Dwyers Creek Road, Moruya - at the causeway

  • NEW Old Bolaro Road, Nelligen – at the causeway

  • Silo Farm bridge, Bodalla

  • Sunnyside Road, Mystery Bay - at the causeway

  • Kiora Bridge, Araluen Road

  • River Road, Nelligen - at the causeway

Roads and bridges re-opened

  • NEW Albert Street, Moruya, from Otton Street to Haslingden Street


  • All closed

Rain is expected to continue until mid-next week, with predictions of 25-50mm some days. This will keep river levels high and monitoring will continue.

What you need to do: People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should act now to prepare properties for flooding; • Stay up to date with information. Listen to flood warnings and follow the advice on how to protect yourself, family and property - see below for ways to stay informed • Lift personal possessions and important items • Pack essential items in waterproof bag: food, water, warm clothes, medications, valuables, important documents, toys for children in case you need to leave • Keep your pets close by, always know where they are • Clean up yards and secure moveable objects such as trampolines, BBQs and outdoor furniture • Check on your family, friends and neighbours and share this information

Farmers and rural property owners should commence preparing their properties: • Move livestock, horses and other animals to higher ground. If this is not possible, start relocating them outside the area • Ensure animals have enough food, fodder and access to water • Secure all waste, chemicals, poisons, pesticides, gas tanks, tools and equipment in a locked area • Lift pumps from dams and waterways • Move tractors and farm vehicles to higher ground

Motorists should never drive through flood waters, which may have washed away road surfaces and could be deeper or faster-flowing than they look.

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.

Latest River Heights for the Moruya River: Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation Deua River at Riverview 8.29 Rising 02:30 AM THU 03/03/22 Moruya River at Moruya Bridge 1.65 Steady 02:15 AM THU 03/03/22

For more information: • Listen to your local ABC radio station, follow /NSWSES on Facebook or • Latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights: • Road Closures: , 132 701 or contact Eurobodalla Shire Council.

The next bulletin will be issued by 11:30 am on 3/3/2022


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