Friday, June 18, 2021

Extreme flooding in NSW: Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Kendall worst hit

Residents across NSW are seeing a weekend of chaos as extreme rainfall and dangerous flooding continues to sweep across the state.
With areas like Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Kendall copping an astonishing 400mm of rainfall in the last day, some locals have been left stranded at their properties while others have evacuated to higher ground.
The Bureau of Mereology (BOM) currently have five major flood warnings around the Port Macquarie area, including for the Hastings, Manning and Nambucca river.
In Macksville, a small town on the Nambucca river, two men are seen playing ‘beer pong’ as floodwaters rise around them.
In Taree, spectacular vision captures the moment a house is seen floating down the Manning River.
In Sydney, concerns grow for western suburbs including the Parramatta river, as banks burst and water gushes toward the site of the new Powerhouse Museum.
Rainwater in St Peters in Sydney’s inner-west is seen streaming out of a storm drain.
The BOM predicts the extreme conditions to stick around until at least Wednesday, with tomorrow expected to be just as damp as today.
Several streets near Liverpool have been flooded and are now closed.

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