Shoalhaven News

Vehicle overturns at Jaspers Brash

A young woman has had a lucky escape after her vehicle overturned at Jaspers Brush. The incident took place just after 6 this morning on the Princes Highway near Jaspers Brush Road. The 22 year old was seen walking down the Highway after the crash. She was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital with minor...

Severe weather warning for damaging surf

A severe weather warning is in place for damaging surf across the Coast. The conditions are being caused by a deep and slow-moving low pressure system which is centred over the central Tasman Sea. Fortunately that East Coast low which was predicted to lash the Coast hasn't turned out as bad as...

Red Alert for Fitzroy Falls reservoir

A red alert has been issued by WaterNSW for Fitzroy Falls Reservoir near Moss Vale. Recent testing of the water has found high levels of blue-green algae. All water based activities at the lake are banned until the alert is lifted. It's not the first time the algae has appeared and warning signs...

Flooding strike teams on standby on South Coast

Fire and Rescue NSW is prepared for anything to assist the community with heavy rain and possible flooding forecast for NSW this week. FRNSW has mobilised two water-based flood rescue strike teams who will remain on standby on the south coast where the bulk of the downpour is expected. FRNSW Commissioner Paul...

SES urges South Coast to prepare

Wet and windy conditions are expected for parts of eastern New South Wales , particularly coastal areas, with the likelihood of a Coastal Low developing, and potentially an East Coast Low. Such a system could bring severe weather to some coastal regions over the next few days. This includes the possibility...

Baby dies in Bargo house fire

Police have launched an investigation after a baby girl died in a house fire in Bargo overnight. Emergency services were called to the property on Avon Dam Road around 6.25pm last night. Fire and Rescue NSW and the Rural Fire Service worked to extinguish the blaze that destroyed the house. During a search...

Mountain biker rescued from Kiama Coast Track

For the second time in three and a half weeks, Emergency Services have been called to rescue a mountain bike rider from the Kiama Coast Track. The female rider needed assistance after suffering an injury yesterday morning. Kiama SES volunteers and NSW Ambulance paramedics accessed the walking track through a nearby rural...

Possible flash flooding

 Residents on the state's South Coast are being placed on alert, ahead of a severe coastal storm. Destructive winds and heavy rainfall is forecast over the coming days, which could result in flash flooding and power outages. 35 to 60 millimetres of rain is forecast in Nowra on Monday, 10 to 30...

Police find missing woman

A woman who was reported missing from West Nowra has been found safe and well. 76-year-old Barbara Ulrick was last seen leaving her home around 8.20am yesterday morning. Following a search of nearby bushland, she was found at 2.30pm by officers from South Coast Police District. Police have thanked the community for their...

COVID19 testing stepped up

Some changes at the Ulladulla COVID19 testing clinic following those outbreaks in Victoria, far South Coast and Canberra. A third consultation room has now been opened up, with 38 people tested in just four hours on Monday. The whole testing process only takes about 5 or 10 minutes. People need to call beforehand...