Forbes told to prepare for 1990 level flooding

Update Friday 1pm:  The SES has issued a flood evacuation notice for residents of Ferry Street, Yellow Box Rd, Browne St, Hills St, Riflerange Rd, Lachlan Valley Way, Lower Rankin St, Mole Ln, Ferry Street. 

Full advice here

Last week's flooding, photo by Droneranger Australia.

Last week's flooding, photo by Droneranger Australia.

Forbes is being warned to expect flooding similar to 1990 levels on Sunday.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting the river to reach 11.6m at Nanami about midnight Friday with major flooding.

That water is expected to arrive at Forbes Iron Bridge on Sunday with a level of 10.6 metres and 7.1m at Cottons Weir.

Major flooding continues at Jemalong, where the water is rising again. Major flooding is expected to continue through next week.

The Mandatory Creek peaked at 7.8m at Eugowra about midday Thursday – slightly below the minor flood level. 

The SES will be door knocking residents expected to be affected. 

They also advised on their Facebook page tonight that communities will continue to be isolated, or become isolated, from Forbes: Bedgerebong, Warroo, Jemalong, Corinelle, Wirrinya and West Wyalong.

Uptodate road information is available from your Local Council or go to the Live Traffic NSW website at

The Advocate will update communication as we receive it. 

Residents can collect sandbags at Forbes SES Unit between 10am and 3pm.

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500. 

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

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