Flood evacuations under way in Sydney as rivers continue to rise

As rivers continues to rise across Australia’s east coast, hundreds of residents have been ordered to flee their homes in Chipping Norton, in Sydney’s south-west, while thousands more in seven other suburbs have been told to prepare for possible evacuation.

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for Georges River at Liverpool and Milperra, the NSW State Emergency Service has issued a Flood Evacuation Order for residents in Chipping Norton.

The SES is ordering residents within the following streets to evacuate immediately;


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  • Rickard Road
  • Arthur Street
  • Riverside Drive, between Arthur Street and Newbridge Road
  • Newbridge Road, between Rickard Rd and Governor Macquarie Drive
  • Davey Robinson Drive

Do not delay your evacuation. Roads will be congested or closed. You could become trapped and need rescue. Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous and may place your life at risk.

Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.

For people who need assistance an evacuation centre has been set up by Community Services at the Liverpool City Library on George Street.

Flood Evacuation Warnings have also been issued for low lying streets in Woronora, Milperra, Picnic Point, East Hills, Carramar, Canley Vale and Lansvale in Sydney’s south-west.

The SES urges residents in the following streets and suburbs to prepare for possible evacuation later this afternoon:

WORONORA

  • Deepwater Estate
  • Prices Circuit between Park Road and Menai Road
  • Thorpe Road
  • Prince Edward Park Rd between Thorpe Road and Deepwater Estate
  • Manilla Place
  • Boomi Place
  • Yanko Close
  • Woronora Village Tourist Park, Menai Road Woronora

MILPERRA

  • Auld Avenue
  • Henry Lawson Drive opposite Auld Avenue

LANSVALE

  • Day Street
  • Knight Street
  • Erna Avenue
  • Lucy Avenue
  • Mena Avenue
  • Hollywood Drive
  • Bindaree Street

CANLEY VALE

  • Ramsay Street
  • Cook Street
  • Vincent Crescent

CARRAMAR

  • Waterside Crescent

PICNIC POINT

  • Carinya Road

EAST HILLS

  • Henry Lawson Drive, Opposite Maclaurin Drive

Residents are advised to monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate if instructed to do so.

A Flood Evacuation Order will be issued by the NSW SES if evacuation is required.

Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.

For people who need assistance evacuation centres have been set up by Welfare Services at:

  • Central Library Liverpool 170 George Street Liverpool
  • Cabravale Leisure Centre 30 Broom Field Street Cabramatta
  • Revesby Workers Club 2B Brett Street Revesby
  • Tradies Gymea – Entrance via The Kingsway, Gymea

As you prepare for evacuation you should:

  • Raise belongings by placing them on tables, beds and benches. Put electrical items ontop. You may be able to place light weight items in the roof space.
  • Collect together medicines, personal and financial documents, mementos and photos
  • If possible, check to see if your neighbours need help.
  • Make arrangements for care of pets or other animals, or take your pets with you when you evacuate.
  • Take three days’ supply of clothing, medicines and personal hygiene products.
  • If you are planning to go to the evacuation centre, take blankets/sleeping bags, pillows and sleeping mats.
  • Find out where to turn off the electricity and gas.
  • Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates.
  • Never drive ride or walk through floodwater

As you evacuate you should;

  • Take your important documents, mementos and photos.
  • Take your spare clothing, medicines and personal hygiene supplies.
  • If you are going to the evacuation centre, take blankets/sleeping bags, pillows andsleeping mats.
  • If possible, check to see if your neighbours need help.
  • Turn off the electricity and gas.
  • Never drive ride or walk through floodwater.
  • Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates.

For emergency assistance telephone the NSW SES on 132 500

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