Central Coast has continued to receive heavy rainfall and strong winds today and are predicted to continue through to tomorrow.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has released a moderate flood warning for the Central Coast region at 3pm on 2 March 2022, based on this heavy rainfall forecast, Council’s flood engineers have identified the potential for the moderate flood level (1.3m) to be exceeded.
Now is the time for the community in areas with potential to be impacted by flooding to:
move cars, caravans and recreational items to a safe area
raise removable items such as furniture as high as possible onto benches or tables and place electrical items on top
secure outside belongings
if advised by an emergency services officer to evacuate, please do so
if sandbags are required, collect from NSW SES at their Erina or Wyong Depot
Council crews and machinery were at The Entrance Channel again today to conduct further precautionary work establishing a pilot channel, which supports the channel widening and sand berm lowering undertaken yesterday.
I strongly encourage all in the community to take extra care on the roads if you need to travel, stay up to date with the latest information and take all warnings seriously.