Coast Set For A Soaking With SES On Alert

Sandbags at the ready

Coast Set For A Soaking With SES On Alert Lachlan Thorburn

 UPDATE 6PM: Messages from Council and the BOM.

SEVERE RAINFALL TO HIT THE CENTRAL COAST TONIGHT - BoM has advised heavy rain will hit the region from 8pm tonight and continue for the next twenty four hours with the heaviest rain expected pre-dawn.

150-200mm is expected to fall in the next twenty-four hours along with four metre swells on Coast beaches over the coming days.

Prepare your homes and gardens by clearing gutters and drains and keep cars undercover. Look after pets.

Travel on roads will be difficult particularly in the peak times of travel to work and school drop off so please take extra care and allow extra time. Never enter any flooded road and please obey all road closure signage.

Keep up to date on road closures and other information at https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/roadclosures, download the Emergency + app and listen to local radio.

For emergency help relating to a damage to a property call the State Emergency Service on 132 500. In a life and death emergency call 000.

Stay safe.

 

MIDDAY:

The Central Coast is on flood watch with a chance of local flooding from early tomorrow.

Heavy rain's expected as up to 100mm is set to fall over Wednesday, with The Entrance, Wyong, Woy Woy, Gosford and Kulnura all set for a soaking.

Wyong SES reps say people travelling through Burns Road at Ourimbah and the Yarramalong Valley should keep an eye out for the flows.

As always, the message is: DO NOT drive, ride, walk or play in floodwaters.

Keep an eye out for updates to severe weather warnings and any flood advice on the BOM's website.

 

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