The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted moderate flooding on the Moruya River on Sunday 9th August. There is a possibility that residents in the following areas may become isolated from Moruya due to the flooding and closure of low lying roads and bridges. Isolations may begin to occur as early as 2.7m at 5pm Sunday as moderate flood levels are reached:
Properties located off Larrys Mountain Road, including those on Glenduart Grove, Maclean Place, Guthega Lane and Hawdons Road. Isolation may occur if Larrys Mountain Road and the Princes Highway are closed due to flooding. Isolation could occur for 1-2 days.
Properties located North Head Drive, including Moruya Airport. Isolation to these properties from Moruya and Broulee may occur if North Head Drive and George Bass Drive are closed to due flooding. Isolation could occur for 1-2 days.
Moruya Heads may become isolated if South Head Drive is closed due to flooding. Isolation could occur for 1-2 days.
Vulnerable people in these area should consider early relocation due to possible isolations and interruptions to the supply of essential utilities and services – People at risk include (but are not limited to):
- People with a chronic illness eg. oxygen dependent or require dialysis
- People with young babies/infants
- People with sick young children
- Elderly frail people
- People with a disability who require specialised care
The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) advises residents to closely monitor the situation and prepare for possible isolation and consider the effects isolation will have on family, work and educational commitments.
The NSW SES recommends the following further actions:
- Residents make decisions now about travelling on roads that will close if flooding worsens.
- Residents in these areas check their current stock of food, animal feed and other essential items such as medications.
Closely listen to your local emergency broadcaster for updates on rain and river conditions.
If possible, check to see whether your neighbours need assistance.