Twelve homes flooded at Menindee – SES

Menindee flooding

SES teams continue to work on the ground and assist at Menindee this Wednesday with Assistant Commissioner Dean Storey reporting 12 homes have been flooded and with further water rises possible by this weekend.

The Darling River height at Menindee is steady at 10.25 metres, but due to water releases upstream, the Bureau of Meteorology are warning that further rises of up to 10.7m (above the 1976 record) are possible by the weekend.

Water levels are expected to remain above the major flood level (9.70metres) at Menindee through to mid-January.

Assistant Commissioner Storey said Wednesday afternoon, NSW SES volunteers were working hard on ground assisting the Menindee community with flood operations.

“We have our teams on ground in Menindee assisting with community flood response, including sandbagging, resupply and gathering intelligence. There are currently 12 houses impacted due to floodwaters in low-lying areas of Menindee.

“Menindee has seen several floods in the last 12 months. Many communities across the state have seen renewed flooding and we encourage them to heed advice and warnings from the NSW SES,” he said.

Storm activity is continuing across the state, where severe thunderstorms crossed parts of NSW yesterday – Tuesday.

Assistant Comm Storey says more severe thunderstorms are possible across the northern half of the coast and ranges of NSW today and into tonight.

“Storm activity including, heavy rainfall, large hail, and damaging winds are forecast for northeast NSW and the Northern Rivers later today,” he said.

“It is important to stay up to date with weather forecasts and warnings for your area and prepare when you can.

“Move your car away from trees, ensure grains and gutters are clear, and secure loose items in your yard.

Prolonged major flooding is still occurring in the state’s far west and southwest, along the lower Lachlan, Murrumbidgee, Murray and Darling Rivers.

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