The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning, including a flood watch for the Central Coast – now is the time to get prepared and think about your plans over the weekend.
Take care on the roads and avoid unnecessary travel. Local roads may be closed due to flash flooding. Updates on our local roads will be posted on Council’s Facebook page during and after business hours, as well as on our Road Closures web page during normal business hours.
Here are some tips on how to best prepare and stay safe during the extreme weather:
Prepare for flooding
Council is monitoring the status of The Entrance Channel, which remains wide open. Levels within Tuggerah Lakes currently remain within the normal range. Rainfall over the event is predicted to be significantly less than experienced last February, minor flooding of foreshore reserves and very low foreshore roads may occur by Monday. Visit our Preparing for Flooding page to learn more.
You can also check out our animation that explains how rainfall, tides and large swells interact and how these impact on flooding in the lakes.
Please slow down and take extra care on the wet roads and remember – if its flooded – forget it!
The Beachsafe website is another great resource for checking the status of local beaches.
While it might not seem like swimming weather – we know many of you will be keen to jump in as soon as its clear – remember it’s recommended that you avoid swimming during and at least one day after heavy rain at ocean beaches, and for up to three days at estuarine swimming areas.
If you’re considering a swim after and want to know if your beach is safe to swim today? Beachwatch provides daily pollution forecasts. For more information and to subscribe to daily feeds, find your beach under Central Coast Beaches on the Beachwatch website.
Water and Sewer services
Residents in Davistown and South Tacoma are advised that should the conditions continue or worsen, sewerage service interruptions may occur.
Updates on service updates can be found on our water service interruptions page.
Central Coast emergency dashboard
Now’s the time to bookmark the Central Coast Emergency Dashboard which features direct information feeds from the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), the NSW State Emergency Service (SES), the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).