Administrator's Message - Flood preparedness

Date

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Release

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.

For current warnings visit www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

For emergency help in floods and storms or urgent assistance for impacted properties, call the NSW SES on 132 500.

Rik Hart, Administrator

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Last updated : Wed 2 Mar 2022