Flood evacuation alert issued to homes on NSW south coast

HUNDREDS of people have been evacuated from their homes on the NSW south coast overnight due to rising floodwaters.

As wild weather continues to lash the city, The State Emergency Service (SES) door knocked homes at Sussex Inlet and St George’s Basin last night ordering people to move to evacuation centres.

The SES said there have been more than 1,300 calls for help and 57 flood rescues due to the severe weather.


The Bureau of Meteorology has also issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds, heavy rainfall as well as damaging surf for the Illawarra.

“Rain, heavy at times, which may lead to flash flooding is forecast for the Illawarra forecast district and parts of the South Coast forecast district.”

Locations which may be affected include Wollongong, Kiama, Nowra, Jervis Bay and Ulladulla.

NSW police have tweeted that Macquarie Pass is closed in both directions due to flooding, and advised motorists to use Mossvale Road if they are required to drive.

Multiple other roads have also been closed, for more details on road closures head to: http://www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/

Rain is expected to ease this afternoon.