The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has issued a warning for residents on the state’s South Coast to prepare for possible heavy rain, strong winds and heavy seas over the weekend.
Zone Commander for the NSW SES, Colin Malone, said the low- pressure system that is expected to affect the South Coast over the weekend may impact the already wetter than average catchments bringing the potential to cause flash flooding, local and minor riverine flooding.
Mr Malone said a flood watch has been released and the catchments likely to be affected include, Shoalhaven River, St Georges Basin, Clyde River, Moruya and Deua Rivers, Tuross River, Bega River, Towamba River.
With heavy rain forecast, Mr Malone encouraged residents to clean their gutters ahead of the expected falls, and with strong winds expected in some regions, he also urged people to clean their properties of items which could blow away, while also trimming branches which may be hanging over dwellings.
“Our local SES units will be on stand-by and will be ready to respond to community requests for assistance if needed,” Mr Malone added.
“We will be issuing regular bulletins to local media outlets in the coming days, if flooding is expected.”