• Tony Bosworth

Windsor CBD residents must be prepared to evacuate by 9am tomorrow – Monday

The NSW SES this evening is telling residents in Windsor CBD – those who live in Palmer St, South Creek, Suffolk St and New St - to prepare to evacuate by tomorrow morning by 9am at the latest.

If residents remain in the area after 9am Monday 22 March, you may become trapped without power, water and other essential services and it may be too dangerous for NSW SES to rescue you, the SES says.

This evacuation is as a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for Monday.

The warning area covers all properties bounded by the Hawkesbury River, Palmer Street, South Creek, Suffolk Street and New Street.

“Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when instructed to do so,” says the SES.

An official Evacuation Order will be issued by the NSW SES if evacuation is required.

Where to go if evacuation is required: Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements. If you are unable to, an evacuation centre has been established at Castle Hill RSL, 77 Castle Street Castle Hill.

What we are expecting:

Once floodwater enters at 17.15m, escape routes will be cut and as flood waters rise, the area will flood. If you remain in the area after 9am Monday 22 March 2021, you may become trapped without power, water and other essential services and it may be too dangerous for NSW SES to rescue you.

What you need to do:

Simple things you can do now: - Lift personal possessions to a higher place on your property. - Take pets, essential items, warm clothes, medicines, insurance documents and valuables with you. - Leave as early as possible to avoid restricted road access. - Take drinking water and food due to expected travel time. - Share this information with family, friends and neighbours and help others where possible. For more information on: - For the latest information listen to your local ABC radio station, - Follow us on Facebook at /NSWSES or our website at www.ses.nsw.gov.au - Latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/ - Road Closures: www.livetraffic.com.au or 131 701

Here is the direct link to the info – the SES website is very confusing!

Paste this, below, into you browser if the link doesn't work:

https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/evacuation-notices/flood-evacuation-warning-hawkesbury-river-at-windsor-cbd/?fbclid=IwAR2hd-jtXCmwh0Ftxwm5qkUFlv581-Xz8GTIJFikZVaaLYVpc02w3l1qUwc 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

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