Yesterday residents of Euabalong in the state’s west were issued an emergency warning to evacuate by the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) as significant major flooding occurs along the Lachlan River. The NSW SES has teams deployed into Euabalong, including teams from several NSW partner agencies and Fire and Emergency New Zealand, with further support from members of the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
NSW SES Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey said resources were being focused on towns including Condobolin and Euabalong along the Lachlan River, Bourke on the Darling River and Deniliquin and Moulamein on the Edward River.
“NSW SES members conducted community liaison in preparation for this predicted major flood in Euabalong. NSW SES continues to undertake resupply for essential goods and medication while they remain isolated and sandbag requests,”
“When leaving your house due to an evacuation order, residents should turn off electricity and gas at the mains or supply, take your pets with you and never travel through floodwater.”
In support of the NSW SES response to flooding, the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, has toured NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) Headquarters to be briefed on the state-wide flooding across NSW. Letter on behalf of His Majesty King Charles the III can be found here: https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/news/all-news/2022/letter-on-behalf-of-his-majesty-the-king/
Her Excellency met with SES staff in the State Command Centre, as well as NSW supporting agencies, the Australian Defence Force and international and interstate personnel currently assisting NSW SES to thank them for their dedication to the communities across NSW.
NSW SES Deputy Commissioner Damien Johnston said the visit from the Governor was wonderful recognition for the hard work that our members continue to undertake supporting the communities in NSW.
“Our members continue to work tirelessly to support the volunteers across the state as they respond on the frontline to the evolving flooding situation across NSW,” he said.
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500. In life threatening situations, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.