Moruya River flood warning

Moruya SES is door knocking in North Moruya and has issued a warning for the CBD, but hopes flood waters have peaked.

At 10am, farmers in low-lying areas north of the Moruya River were warned to move plant and stock to higher ground as floodwaters rose.

The swollen Moruya River at 12.30pm on Sunday, August 9. The SES hopes floodwaters had peaked at mid afternoon.

The swollen Moruya River at 12.30pm on Sunday, August 9. The SES hopes floodwaters had peaked at mid afternoon.

At 2pm, acting unit commander Lloyd Jones said sandbags were prepared at the Eurobodalla Shire Council depot if the situation worsened.

However emergency crews hoped the retreating tide would lessen the risk to the Moruya CBD and surrounding areas.

Mr Jones said the Moruya business community had been warned and was on alert.

"We have been out door knocking," he said.

"Residents on the north side of the river have been warned.

"We have a bank of sand bags which are ready to go at the depot.

"We are ready, but hope it won't be as bad as predicted."

Mr Jones said SES had taken advice from the council and flood experts and while the situation was uncertain, "we are not expecting the water to peak any higher".

Eurobodalla Shire Council Road has announced the following road closures in Eurobodalla at 12pm Sunday:

  • Araluen Road closed at Kiora
  • Wamban Road closed at bridge 1
  • Comerang Farm Road closed at Eurobodalla Road
  • Nerrigundah Mountain Road closed at Tyrone bridge
  • Eurobodalla Road closed at Nerrigundah Mountain Road
  • Congo Road north closed at causeway
  • The River Road closed at Nelligen creek causeway
  • Clouts Road, Mogendoura

"Council crews are out and about removing trees from roads and monitoring and repairing damage," a spokesperson said.

SES recommends those likely to be impacted by flooding:

  • Consider collecting essentials in a waterproof bag: food, water, warm clothes, medications, valuables, important documents, toys for children in case you need to leave.
  • Keep pets close by, always know where they are.
  • Clean up yards and secure moveable objects such as trampolines, BBQs and outdoor furniture.
  • Farmers and businesses are encouraged to move pumps, animals and equipment to higher ground in case roads close and organise for sufficient stock feed and water for your animals. Also move poisons, waste and chemicals to high storage locations.
  • Builders and construction site managers are reminded to prepare sites before the rain, and monitor and manage sediment.
  • Check on your family, friends and neighbours and share this information.
  • Safety is your highest priority - never drive, walk or play in flood waters.

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.

SW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.

This story North Moruya farmers warned to move stock to higher ground, CBD on alert first appeared on Bay Post-Moruya Examiner.

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