Hawkesbury City Council is reminding residents to avoid unnecessary travel and to stay well away from flood waters as the flood waters continue to impact the Hawkesbury.
Council crews have been on the ground managing road closures, responding to water and sewer interruptions and supporting emergency services, as severe weather and flooding has been impacting the region.
SES crews have responded to hundreds of requests for assistance across the Hawkesbury since the beginning of the event and are inspecting known hotspots and undertaking welfare checks with affected properties. Residents requiring flood assistance or support can contact NSW SES on 132 500.
The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Patrick Conolly thanks the NSW SES and Hawkesbury SES, all emergency services and Council crews in their tireless efforts to support the safety of our community.
“I’d like to remind residents to slow down and drive to the conditions and avoid driving or walking in or near floodwaters – remember, if it’s flooded, forget it. There is also the potential for fallen trees due to wind gusts over the next 24 hours, so please be careful,” Mayor Conolly said.
“Residents should also avoid any other recreational contact with the waterways over the coming days, even after the significant rainfall subsides.”
The Dashboard also contains current weather warnings, river heights and other flood information.
Flood Information – Hawkesbury 2021
Please go to Council’s community engagement page, Your Hawkesbury Your Say for Flood Information – Hawkesbury 2021 at www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au
Hawkesbury City Council is working in partnership with the emergency services, State and Federal government agencies, charities and others to deliver assistance.
For the most up to date information on the flood situation, please visit the NSW SES website at https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/evacuation-notices/flood-evacuation-warning-picton-cbd/?major=1&active=EvacuationWarning
Evacuation centres have been established at the following locations:
- North Richmond Community Centre located at 33 William Street, North Richmond
- Richmond Club located at Cnr of East Market Street and Francis Street, Richmond
- Castle Hill RSL located at 77 Castle Street, Castle Hill.