Flood evacuation warning for identified properties in Moulamein
Issued 26th October, 2016 at 4:00pm
Authorised By: David Monk, Incident Controller Western Area of Operations
This Flood Evacuation Warning supersedes the Flood Evacuation Order issued on Saturday 22nd October 2016
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted the Edwards River will peak around 5.8 metres at Moulamein around Friday 28th October 2016.
A previous engineering inspection and assessment of the Moulamein levee system had identified possible technical issues relating to the structural integrity of the levee at the predicted flood peak.
A further engineering inspection has reassessed the structural integrity of the levee at the predicted flood peak resulting in the Flood Evacuation Order previously issued to be revoked, however there still remains some risk of potential low level flooding to properties located to the south of Nyang Street.
The NSW State Emergency Service recommends that residents within the identified area continue to monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate if advised to do so.
A Flood Evacuation Order will be reissued by the NSW SES if an evacuation is required.
If required to evacuate, wherever possible people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.
For emergency assistance telephone the NSW SES on 132 500.
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