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A severe weather warning for damaging winds issued for the Shoalhaven

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The Bureau of Meteorology is warning a low-pressure system east of Tasmania will produce strong winds through the Shoalhaven On Wednesday.

Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible.

Winds will remain strong and gusty throughout Wednesday before easing Wednesday evening.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should,

* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.

Image: Supplied

 

 

Another 'big blow' on the way

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We're again on the alert for damaging winds.

The Weather Bureau has issued a severe weather warning  for the Illawarra and South Coast for winds averaging up to 70kmph and gusts in excess of 90 k's,  from late this afternoon or evening.

They're being caused by a series of cold fronts which are expected to cross southeastern Australia from today thru to Sunday..

Image source: Weather Bureau

Another day of severe weather for the Shoalhaven

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Severe Weather Warning

for HEAVY RAINFALL, DAMAGING WINDS, DAMAGING SURF and ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES

The South Coast and the adjacent coastal ranges will see development of heavy rain today as the low pressure system in the west moves towards the region.

Due to extensive flooding across the east, localised moderate rainfall may also bring the risk of FLASH FLOODING, and in some areas, heavy rain and flooding may be LIFE-THREATENING.

The heavy rain along the central coastal districts including Sydney Metro, Lower Hunter and Illawarra is expected to ease during the latter part of today as the rainband contracts to the north and south.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible along the coastal fringe south of Seal Rocks from late this morning or early this afternoon. Localised damaging wind gusts are also possible with thunderstorm activity. Winds should gradually ease much of the coast this evening, but the damaging winds may still remain along the South Coast overnight due to the low pressure system in the region.

DAMAGING SURF, which may lead to localised damage and coastal erosion is likely for areas of the coastline south of Moruya from this afternoon, as strong northeasterly winds build over the waters. Beach conditions in these areas could be dangerous and people should stay well away from the surf and surf exposed areas.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES which may cause sea water flooding of low lying areas south of Moruya are also possible. Water levels could exceed the highest tide of the year during Tuesday morning's high tide as a storm surge moves into coastal areas.

Roads in some areas are cut off by water, and there is an increased risk of landslips during this period. In addition, super-saturated soil along areas of the east bring an increased risk of moderately gusty winds toppling trees.

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River catchments in this area are wet, bringing an enhanced risk of renewed RIVERINE FLOODING.

A minor flood warning is still in place for the Shoalhaven River.

Latest updates at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/.

Big wet continues as rainfall hits triple figures in Shoalhaven

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A severe weather warning is in place for the Illawarra and South Coast with damaging winds and heavy rainfall today.

Jiwon Park from the Weather Bureau said whilst the low pressure system off the coast has weakened, the Shoalhaven is in for more heavy rain.

"Rainfall rate of something like 10 to 20 millimetres per hour and possibly reaching up to another 60 to 70 and in some locations it could reach close to a hundred millimetres for the rest of today," he said.

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As of 8.30 Monday morning, 114 mills has fallen in Nowra since 9am Sunday.

100 has been recorded at Jervis Bay Airfield and 88 in Kiama.

A flood watch has been issued for the Shoalhaven and Moruya Rivers along with St Georges Basin.

Damaging winds have been whipping up the coast with 91km/h gusts recorded at  Kiama and 74 k's at Nowra.

"Damaging wind gusts averaging up to 60km/h and peak gusts up to 90km/h may return this morning and continue on this afternoon," Park said.

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Large waves are also pumping along the coast with a hazardous surf warning in place.

"With wind-driven sea wave possibly reaching up to five metres during the course of the day," Park said.

The rain and wind will decrease tomorrow with another 20 millimetres forecast while fine conditions are expected Wednesday.

Images: Travis Winks and Weatherzone

Damaging winds heading our way

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We're being warned of some damaging winds heading for the Coast and Highlands.

The Weather Bureau has issued a Severe Weather Warning for gusts averaging around 90 km/h, but could reach in excess of 120 km/h in areas higher than 1900 metres.

BLIZZARDS are likely for alpine areas above 1700 metres from this evening. 

The National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends  back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Perisher, Nowra, Bowral, Batemans Bay, Braidwood, Moruya Heads, Goulburn, Katoomba, Lithgow and Cooma.

Image source: Weather Bureau

Macquarie Pass closed due to severe weather event

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Transport for NSW says Macquarie Pass has been clsoed due to the severe weather event. 

Transport says Macquarie Pass, Illawarra Highway between Mount Murray Road and Escarpment Drive/ Yellow Rock Road, is closed in both directions.

Emergency services and Transport for NSW crews are attending, and diversions are in place - 

Light vehicles: Jamberoo Mountain Rd, Jamberoo Rd and Terry St. Allow an extra 10 minutes travel time.

Heavy vehicles: Hume Hwy, Picton Rd and the M1 Princes Mwy. Allow an additional 30 minutes travel time.

Image Credit: Transport for NSW / Live Traffic

Severe thunderstorm warning in place

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall.

The Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands could be impacted.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

Image: Bureau of Meteorology

Severe thunderstorm warning in place

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The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall.

The Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands could be impacted.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

Image: Bureau of Meteorology

Severe weather warning for coast and highlands

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A low pressure system over central New South Wales is moving east and is expected to reach the Tasman Sea on Saturday.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING may continue Saturday.

Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral, Batemans Bay, Canberra and Goulburn.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.

* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.

* Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.

* After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.

* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.

* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

Image: BOM

Severe weather warning for damaging winds, abnormally high tides and damaging surf

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A strong cold front is moving north along the New South Wales coast.

As this front moves through, a low-pressure system is deepening over the Tasman Sea while a high is moving into western New South Wales.

Vigorous southerly winds are occurring between these systems, especially along the coast, where they are generating large waves.

Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible along the coastal fringe between Jervis Bay and Forster.

Damaging surf, with wave heights exceeding 5 metres in the surf zone, may lead to localised coastal erosion between Jervis Bay and Port Macquarie during Wednesday, especially in areas with a more southerly aspect.

Beach conditions in these areas are likely to be dangerous, and people should stay well away from the surf and surf-exposed areas.

Abnormally high tides, which may cause seawater flooding of low lying areas, are possible between Jervis Bay and Port Macquarie today.

In some areas, water levels could exceed the highest tide of the year by 50cm during the evening high tide.

Locations that may be affected include Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Kiama and Huskisson.

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The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Don't drive, ride or walk through floodwater.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

Image:  Peter Andrea

Severe weather warning for Illawarra and South Coast

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A severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds in the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Hunter regions.

It's being caused by a  slow moving complex low pressure system near Tasmania, that formed in the wake of the current cold outbreak, and is directing vigorous westerly winds across southern New South Wales, and is likely to remain through most of Saturday. Conditions should improve between the later part of Saturday or early Sunday as the low tracks east to the southern Tasman Sea.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely for southeastern parts of the state, including the Snowy Mountains and Illawarra districts, ACT ranges, and parts of the Southern Tablelands, Central Tableland and South Coast districts for Saturday, possibly extending to the Lower Hunter and elevated parts of the Hunter and Mid North Coast from Saturday morning.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Thredbo, Perisher Valley, Canberra, Goulburn, Wollongong, Nowra, Barrington Top and Newcastle.

Photo source: BOM

Severe weather warning for Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Highlands

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A flow of tropical air is flowing rapidly into a surface trough along the New South Wales coast, generating widespread and persistent rain across eastern districts.

The heaviest rain areas are forecast to gradually move south during Saturday.

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VERY HEAVY RAINFALL, likely leading to FLASH FLOODING, presents a SERIOUS RISK to the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Sydney Metropolitan, Illawarra, and parts of the Central and Southern Tablelands.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS are also POSSIBLE about the Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, and ACT during the next 24 hours.

The focus of heavy rain is expected to be across the Hunter, Sydney Metropolitan and Central Tablelands districts during Saturday morning, extending southwards to the Illawarra and Southern Tablelands districts through the day.

In these areas, there may be periods of INTENSE RAINFALL, LIKELY leading to LIFE THREATENING flash flooding.

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Roads are likely to be cut off by water, and there will be an increased risk of landslips over this period.

River catchments are relatively wet in this region, bringing an enhanced risk of RIVERINE FLOODING.

Numerous flood watches and warnings are current. Latest updates at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

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DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with gusts exceeding 90 km/h are possible across the Blue Mountains today, shifting southwards towards the Southern Tablelands and Southern Highlands later in the day.

Strong winds may also generate DAMAGING SURF, with significant wave heights of 5 metres in the surf zone bringing potential for coastal erosion.

Locations which may be affected include Port Macquarie, Taree, Gosford, Cessnock, Maitland, Sydney, Penrith, Parramatta, Wollongong, Nowra, Bowral and Katoomba.

Photos: BOM and Mid North Coast SES

Severe weather warning for South Coast/Illawarra

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There's a warning from the Weather Bureau for some damaging winds on the way.

A strong cold front will cross New South Wales today, generating blustery westerly winds.

They'll average 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h  likely to develop on the South Coast and Illawarra districts by late this morning, and further extending to parts of the Central Tablelands, Hunter, North West Slopes, Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands by this afternoon.

Winds are then expected to ease from late this evening into early Sunday.

Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Nowra, Goulburn, Canberra, Yass, Batemans Bay, Armidale, and Newcastle.

Photo source: Bureau of Meteorology

Severe weather warning for the South Coast

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We're in for a lashing over the next 24 to 48 hours.

The Weather Bureau has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the South Coast and Illawarra for  DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h .

They're expected to develop later today and continue into Tuesday.

Areas most affected by the damaging winds will be the coastal fringes and the higher parts of the ranges.

The wind's expected to gradually ease from the south during Tuesday afternoon.

HEAVY SURF may lead to localised damage and coastal erosion along the south coast.

Image credit: BOM

Severe weather warning Illawarra/South Coast

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A trough lying along the southern and central parts of the New South Wales coast is bringing persistent rain and windy conditions to many areas.

The conditions are expected to ease by the later part of Monday as the trough weakens.

HEAVY RAIN, which will likely cause FLASH FLOODING and RIVERINE FLOODING, is forecast for the Illawarra, South Coast,  before weakening by the later half of Monday.

There is potential for periods of very heavy (torrential) rainfall and life-threatening flash-flooding in those areas during the first half of Monday.

Dry and burn areas of the state are currently particularly vulnerable at the moment, rain run-off into waterways around these areas is likely to be greater than usual and may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.

This mean flow of debris and landslips are possible during this period.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging up to 70 km/h, with gusts in excess 90 km/h, are possible along the coastal fringe between Wollongong and to the Victorian border.

The damaging winds are expected to ease during the second half of Monday as the trough weakens.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES are expected to continue, with the sea water level exceeding the highest tide of the year.

DAMAGING SURF CONDITIONS, with waves exceeding 5 metres in the surf zone, and may produce significant beach erosion in areas exposed to the east, between the Central Coast and Victorian coastal border.

The surf conditions are expected to ease during the later part of Monday.

A Flood Watch and a number of Flood Warnings have also been issued for this event.

Locations which may be affected include  Wollongong, Nowra, Ulladulla, Eden and Moruya Heads.

Since 9am Wednesday to 5pm Sunday: Approx 200-400mm has fallen over the Central Coast, Sydney, Eastern Blue Mountains, and Illawarra districts.

Photo: BOM

Severe weather warning in place

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A severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds, giant hailstones and heavy rainfall.

According to the map the Coast and Highlands could be in the firing line.

The State Emergency Service has the following advice:

* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.

Image: Bureau of Meteorology

Severe weather warning in place

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A severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds, giant hailstones and heavy rainfall.

According to the map the Coast and Highlands could be in the firing line.

The State Emergency Service has the following advice:

* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.

Image: Bureau of Meteorology

Strong wind warning issued for the Southern Highlands

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The Bureau of Meteorology is warning a low-pressure system east of Tasmania will produce strong winds through the Southern Highlands On Wednesday.

Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible.

Winds will remain strong and gusty throughout Wednesday before easing Wednesday evening.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should,

* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.

* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.

* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.

Image: Supplied

 

The latest on the flooding 10/08/2020

Carol Maher

Credit: Carol Maher - Facebook

Last updated: 4pm

FLOODING/EVACUATION NOTICES:

Major flood warning has been downgraded to MODERATE for the Shoalhaven River at Nowra and Terara. Both have peaked and are falling with moderate flooding.

Full details: https://bit.ly/2Chc6Ca

Minor flood warning for the St Georges Basin  at Island Point and Sussex Inlet. The basin at Island Point Road peaked to near 1.31 metres around 07 am Monday, with minor flooding. The Sussex Inlet peaked at 1.09 metres around midnight Sunday, and is currently at 0.96 metres but steady, with minor flooding. A 2nd flood peak is expected. Sussex Inlet is expected to peak near 1.10 metres around midday Monday on the high tide, with minor flooding.

Floodwaters in Shoalhaven Heads may impact low lying properties on the coastal side of River Road and Hay Avenue, Holiday Haven Caravan Park, Mountain View Resort, Tall Timbers Caravan Park and Coastal Palms.

An evacuation order is now in place for parts of Terara, East Nowra, Worrigee, Sussex Inlet and North Nowra.

  • Residents in Terara village including: Terara Road, South Street, Bryant Street, Southern Road, West Berry Street, Holme Street, Forsyth Street, Fox Street, Nobbler Lanes, Comerong Island Road and Millbank Road.
  • Dryden Close, East Nowra
  • Plunket St (Eastern End), East Nowra
  • Nowra Golf Club, North Nowra
  • Shoalhaven Ski Park, North Nowra
  • Shoalhaven Zoo, North Nowra
  • Nowra Sailing Club, Nowra
  • Bennett Pl (Northern End), Worrigee
  • Grady’s Riverside Retreat
  • Banksia Street, Sussex Inlet
  • Cater Crescent, Sussex Inlet
  • Elmoos Avenue, Sussex Inlet
  • Fairview Avenue, Sussex Inlet
  • Jacobs Street, Sussex Inlet
  • Poole Avenue, Sussex Inlet
  • River Road, Sussex Inlet
  • Wunda Avenue, Sussex Inlet

Where to go: Those people relocating should attend family and friends in the first instance. If you can’t go to family or friends, please attend your closest Police Station where you can register for emergency accommodation.

Flooding has eased on the Moruya River.

The NSW SES has issued an 'All Clear' at 11:00 am on 10th August. It is now safe to return to the following areas:

  • Campbell Street
  • Church Street
  • East of Murray Street towards the Princes Highway
  • Ford Street
  • Shore Street
  • Queen Street

ROAD CLOSURES:

Many roads in the Shoalhaven are flood affected with conditions changing rapidly. This list may not be definitive, so exercise caution on our roads and avoid travel if possible as conditions can change quickly. Also check out https://www.livetraffic.com/ and https://bit.ly/3isesNI

  • Albatross Road, Nowra
  • Back Forest Road, Back Forest
  • Beach Road, near Campbell's Run, Berry
  • Berry Street, Nowra
  • Bolong Road, Bomaderry
  • Boundary Road, Broughton Vale
  • Braidwood Road and Turpentine Road
  • Brooman Road and River Road, Brooman
  • Bryant Street, Terara
  • Carisbrook Road, Morton
  • Cater Crescent, Sussex Inlet
  • Cedarvale Lane, bridge damage, Jaspers Brush
  • Clyde Ridge Road, near Carisbrook Road near Upside Down Bridge/Low-Level Bridge, Mogood
  • Comerong Island Road,  Numbaa
  • Coolangatta Road, Berry
  • Edwards Avenue, Bomaderry
  • Fairview Crescent, Sussex Inlet
  • Flinders Road, South Nowra
  • Forest Road, near intersection to Princes Hwy, Nowra Hill
  • Forsyth Street, Terara
  • Fox Street, Terara
  • Grady's Riverside Retreat, Burrier Road, Burrier
  • Hay Avenue, Shoalhaven Heads
  • Hockeys Lane, near Illaroo Road, Cambewarra
  • Holmes Street, Terara
  • The Illawarra Highway is closed in both directions between Princes Highway and Tongarra Road due to flooding. Motorists are advised to use diversions and exercise caution.
  • Jamberoo Mountain Road is closed in both directions between Barren Grounds Road and Misty Lane due to a landslip. The road will remain closed until further notice.
  • Jerry Bailey Road, Shoalhaven Heads
  • Martinvale Lane, Jaspers Brush near causeway
  • Meroo Road, Meroo Meadow
  • Millbank Road, Terara
  • Nobblers Lane, Terara
  • Quinns Lane, South Nowra
  • South Street, Terara
  • Southern Road, Terara
  • Tarawara  Street, Bomaderry
  • Terara Road, Terara
  • The Park Drive, between Larmer Avenue and Boronia Street, Sanctuary Point
  • The River Road - Shallow Crossing
  • Wandean Road, Wandandian
  • West Berry Street, Terara
  • Woodhill Mountain Road, Broughton Vale is partly closed when heading to Berry
  • Woollamia Road, closed between Pritchard Avenue and Fairfax Road, Woollamia
  • Wunda Ave, Sussex Inlet
  • Yalwal Road, Yalwal approx 500metres west of dam.

WATER OVER ROAD/HAZARDS:

  • Adelaide Street, Greenwell Point
  • Balmoral Road, Burrill Lake
  • Bangalow Street, Narawallee
  • Banksia Street, Sussex Inlet
  • Bennett Place, Worrigee
  • Burrier Road, Barringella
  • Callala Bay Road, Callala Bay
  • Comerong Island Road, Numbaa
  • Corner of Kangaroo Valley Road and Glenmurray Road/Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley
  • Currarong Road, Currarong
  • Dowling Street, Falls Creek
  • Dryden Close, Nowra
  • Ellmoos Avenue, Sussex Inlet
  • Fitzroy Falls to Barrengarry, Moss Vale Road and Nowra Road. Fallen trees and rock slide.
  • Fraser Avenue, Greenwell Point
  • Grange Road, Tomerong
  • Greens Road, Greenwell Point
  • Haiser Road, Greenwell Point
  • Halstead Place, Meroo Meadow
  • Hillcrest Avenue, South Nowra
  • Jacks Corner Road, Kangaroo Valley
  • Jacob's Drive, Sussex Inlet
  • Lake Conjola Entrance Road at Milham Street intersection
  • Matron Porter Drive, Milton
  • Mitchell Parade, Mollymook at Blackwater Bridge
  • Naval College Road, Worrowing Heights
  • Neilson Lane, Sussex Inlet
  • Old Princes Highway, East Lynne
  • Plunkett Street, Nowra
  • Poole Avenue, Sussex Inlet
  • Prince Edward Avenue, Culburra Beach
  • Queen Street, Berry
  • Railway Street, Bomaderry
  • River Road, Shoalhaven Heads
  • Rock Hill Road, North Nowra
  • Springbank Road, near Mayfield Road, Mayfield
  • The Springs Road, Sussex Inlet
  • The Wool Road, Sanctuary Point
  • Tourist Road, Beaumont between Moss Vale Road and the Lookout
  • Wharf Road, Nowra

SCHOOL CLOSURES:

Terara Public School - NON OPERATIONAL

All schools below are operational, however possible staff and class changes. 

  • North Nowra Public School
  • St Michael's Catholic Primary School
  • Nowra High School
  • Shoalhaven Heads Public School
  • Nowra East Public School
  • Nowra Public School
  • Nowra Hill Public School
  • Nowra Anglican College

POWER OUTAGES:

Endeavour Energy are expecting to restore power today to most of the remaining 2000 customers affected by last night's damaging winds and rain. There could be more lengthy delays in areas cut off by flooding on the Shoalhaven & Kangaroo Rivers. For the latest info: https://www.endeavourenergy.com.au/

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Don’t Drive into Floodwater
Don’t Walk into Floodwater
Don’t Ride into Floodwater
Never Swim in Floodwaters.

Unpredictable currents and submerged hazards are very dangerous. The water may also be contaminated with sewage or chemicals. This contamination may continue for some time and affect recreational waters.

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500.
For evacuation assistance contact your closest Police Station.
For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).

Issued by Shoalhaven City Council.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

NSW SES Kiama Unit

NSW SES Kiama Unit 1

NSW SES St Georges Basin Unit

NSW SES Ulladulla Unit

Shoalhaven Zoo

SES NSW 1

Photo Credits:

Goulburn Maulwaree Council - Facebook

NSW SES Kiama Unit - Facebook

NSW SES St Georges Basin Unit - Facebook

NSW SES Ulladulla Unit - Facebook

Shoalhaven Zoo

SES NSW

Weather warning as cold fronts move in

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Once again there's a severe weather warning in place for parts of the South Coast and Illawarra.

The Weather Bureau is warning of damaging NW winds of up to 70kmph.. with gusts of 90k's could impact the area later today.

They're being cause by a strong cold front which is expected to cross the SE of the state today, with another one to follow tomorrow morning.

They say NOWRA and BOWRAL will be among the areas affected and the SES is asking us to take all the necessary precautions such as keeping vehicles undercover but away from trees and securing any loose items around our premises.

Conditions are expected to ease tomorrow afternoon.

Image source: Weather Bureau

Wild Weather Updates - 28th July

 

NSW SES Kiama Unit 2

Image: NSW SES Kiama Unit - Facebook

Last updated: 4:00pm

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Jacobs Drive, Sussex Inlet (at Wunda Ave intersection).
  • Jamberoo Mountain Road is closed because of a landslip. Uncertain when it will reopen.
  • Bugong Road closed from Duffys Lane, Budgong to Emerys Road, North Nowra.
  • River Rd Sussex Inlet (at Harbord St intersection).
  • Berry Street Bridge to Albatross Road, Nowra. Closed due to flooding.
  • Hillcrest Avenue, South Nowra. Closed due to flooding.
  • Edwards Avenue, Bomaderry. Road closed due to flooding.
  • Quinns Lane, South Nowra. Closed due to flooding.
  • Hockeys Lane, Cambewarra. Closed due to flooding.
  • Back Forest Road, Back Forest. Closed due to flooding.
  • Albert Street, Berry (flooding between Queen Street and Prince Alfred Street)
  • North Street, Berry. Closed due to flooding.
  • Tannery Road, Berry. Closed due to flooding.
  • The Park Drive, Sanctuary Point. Road closed due to flooding between Larmer Avenue and Boronia Street.
  • Boundary Road, Broughton Vale (flooding between Broughton Vale Road and Tullouch Road).

WATER OVER ROAD - DRIVE TO CONDITIONS

  • Bolong Road, Bomaderry.
  • Wattamolla Road.
  • Kangaroo Valley Road.
  • Albatross Road, Nowra.
  • Illaroo Road, North Nowra.
  • Meroo Road, Meroo Meadows.
  • Main Road, Cambewarra.
  • Coolangatta Road, Berry.
  • Woollamia Road, Woollamia.
  • Naval College Road, Worrowing Heights.
  • The Wool Road, St Georges Basin.
  • The Wool Road, Basin View.
  • Larmer Avenue, Sanctuary Point.
  • Waratah Crescent, Sanctuary Point.
  • BTU Road, Nowra Hill.

Flood warning for Sussex Inlet as moderate flooding is expected this afternoon Tuesday 28 July 2020. Sussex Inlet is expected to peak near 1.20 metres around 02:00 pm Tuesday with moderate flooding. Minor flooding is current along the St Georges Basin. The St George Basin at Island Point Road is expected to peak near 1.35 metres around midday Tuesday with minor flooding.

For the latest info on road closures https://www.livetraffic.com/

POWER OUTAGES

Endeavour Energy has advised that crews are working to safely restore the remaining 2,800 Shoalhaven homes and businesses that remain without power. Crews have been brought in from the Illawarra and Western Sydney to assist.

Areas without power include Bawley Point, Ulladulla, Berrara, Sanctuary Point, Old Erowal Bay, Kioloa, Milton, Woollamia, Cudmirrah, St Georges Basin, Bendalong, Swanhaven, Termeil, Manyana, Hyams Beach, Mollymook, Sussex Inlet and Falls Creek. They are hoping to restore power to all customers by late tonight,  subject to crews having safe access to flooded areas.

For further information on power outages, Endeavour Energy https://bit.ly/3hyYj8M

FOR EMERGENCY HELP IN FLOODS AND STORMS, CALL THE NSW SES ON 132 500, OR IF LIFE-THREATENING CALL 000.

Skye Rosina

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Sam Mcgeachie

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Sharon Roberts

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NSW SES Kiama Unit

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NSW SES Ulladulla Unit

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Rebecca Mayo

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Jodie Hayton

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NSW RFS SGB Brigade 2

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NSW RFS SGB Brigade

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Kiama Council

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Wind easing but surf remains a worry

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The severe weather warning for the south coast and Illawarra has been lifted.

The Weather Bureau says the Tasman Low that caused the strong winds has moved off towards New Zealand.

At its peak Ulladulla recorded the strongest gusts of 130kmph early yesterday morning.. while Point Perpendicular and Kiama recorded gusts of between 90 and 95k's.

We've had another good drop of rain overnight -  during the last 12 hours.. 36.6 millimetres recorded at Jervis Bay Airfield .. 20.8 mills at Nowra, 38.8 at Kiama and 35.4 at Point Perpendicular.

Meantime the warning for Hazardous Surf remains in place up the coast from Jervis Bay.

Photo: Rob Gooda. Power/2st news