Flood evacuation order issued

UPDATE 11:45AM: Residents within low lying areas of Condobolin have been issued a flood evacuation order.

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Lachlan River at Condobolin to peak near 7.2 metres on Wednesday October 5, and potential heavy rainfall over the next few days, the NSW State Emergency Service advises residents within the following area to evacuate within the next 24 hours.

  • Lachlan Valley Way east of Condobolin
  • Officers Parade, North and West of Graf Street.
  • Lachlan Street between William Street and Denison Street.
  • Southern side of Bathurst Street between Denison Street and Gordon Street.
  • Lachlan Valley Way and Kiacatoo Road to the west of Condobolin.
  • Molong Street between Mooney Street and Goobang Bridge
  • North Forbes Road and Waitohi Lane, Condobolin

Residents have been advised to not delay their evacuation. 

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

For people who need assistance, an Emergency Assembly Location has been set up by Family and Community Services (FACS) Condobolin High School on Busby Road, Condobolin.

EARLIER: AS A result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Lachlan River at Condobolin to peak near 7.2 metres on Wednesday October 5, and potential rain over the next few days, the NSW State Emergency Service recommends that residents within the nominated areas should prepare to evacuate.

Nominated areas include:

  • Willow Bend Community on Willow Bend Road
  • Lachlan Valley Way, east of Condobolin
  • Officers Parade, north and west of Graf Street
  • Lachlan Street between William Street and Denison Street
  • Southern side of Bathurst Street between Denison Street and Gordon Street
  • Lachlan Valley Way and Kiacatoo Road to the west of Condobolin
  • Molong Street between Mooney Street and Goobang Bridge

Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when 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.

If an Evacuation Order is issued, an emergency assembly area will be opened by Family and Community Services (FACS) at Condobolin High School, at Busby St, Condobolin.

A Flood Evacuation Order for areas of Forbes (South West Forbes (Lake Forbes to Newell Hwy), North Forbes and the CBD, East Forbes, South Forbes) remains in place.

A Flood Evacuation Order for Wagga Wagga Beach Caravan Park is current.

For people who need emergency assistance please call NSW SES on 132 500.

This story Flood evacuation order issued first appeared on The Land.

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