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SES on standby as floods threaten

11/06/2018 / by admin

Eurobodalla SES units are in a heightened state of readiness as rainfall increases across the shire.
Nanjing Night Net

“The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted that there is a 70 per cent chance of 150mm of rain in the catchment area of the Moruya River over the next two weeks, and this would lead to minor flooding,” Eurobodalla SES acting controller Alan Mitchell said.

It was a matter of being safe rather than sorry at this stage, he said.

“Two weeks ago, flooding was predicted here but it didn’t happen, so it is just a case of us being ready with the material needed in such a situation,” Mr Mitchell said.

He said that a decision would be made today on whether or not to put a flood rescue unit on standby.

“This time the forecast is more widespread, so it is harder to determine where flooding will occur,” Mr Mitchell said.

Batemans Bay SES controller Wayne Binder said that the Batemans Bay unit was also prepared for waters to rise, and would have flood boats ready today and tomorrow.

“We are right up with it and raring to go,” he said.

People needing help with storm damage or with flooding can contact their nearest SES unit on 132 500. To stay up to date with weather warnings, go to [email protected]南京夜网.

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