Council Clean-up Underway and Dam Levels on the Rise After Storms

Date

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

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Central Coast Council is busy cleaning up after the weekend storms when almost 200 mm of rain fell in just over 24 hours.

The rain has given a significant boost to dam levels with more than five weeks supply of water captured for the Central Coast.

A number of local roads were closed due to flooding and repairs will need to be made throughout the network, particularly to fix potholes.

Council’s Team Leader of Beach Lifeguards Craig Healy said Terrigal Beach, Avoca Beach, Ettalong Beach and Patonga Beach were the areas most affected in south of the Central Coast.

“The wild weather washed plenty of sand and other debris into nearby car parks, public reserves and other areas along the coastline,” Mr Healy said.

“Local surf clubs, footpaths, seawalls and access ramps in the vicinity of a number of beaches were also damaged.

“At this stage, we expect the clean-up in the south will last all week.

Council’s Manager of Waterways and Assets, Mr Peter Ham, said council was bracing for more to come with a minor flood warning now issued for Tuggerah Lakes.

“The rain may have stopped but it will take a few days for the lakes to reach their peaks,” Mr Ham said.

“Residents are used to this and are being helped by the SES with sandbags to minimise damage to their homes.’

Residents in low lying areas of Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Point, South Tacoma Road, Tacoma South and The Entrance North are urged to get sand bags from the Wyong SES in preparation.

Damage in the north of the council area was limited to minor road damage, erosion at beach accesses, some minor flooding issues and a couple of assets exposed to wave action such as the walkway at Cabbage Tree Harbour and the sandstone wall near The Entrance baths.

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