Despite a decrease in precipitation across much of New South Wales, the town of Forbes in that state has been affected hard by flooding, affecting the lives of thousands of residents.
On Friday evening, the level of the Lachlan River in the central-west town hit a major flood level when it reached a peak of 10.5 meters. As a result, access to the town’s economic center was shut off.
According to the State Emergency Service, the water had an impact on approximately 2200 residents of Forbes and 250 properties.
Benjamin Pickup, the commander of the southern zone of the NSW SES, stated that the Lachlan River and the Murrumbidgee River near Wagga Wagga were the rivers of primary concern in terms of flooding. Residents of nearby Narrandera and other low-lying districts were advised to prepare to evacuate.
“We also continue to see major flood warnings across the Murray River with those significant rainfall events they had in Victoria yesterday and the day before, and that will be an area of focus going through to next week,” he said in an interview with ABC TV. “We also continue to see major flood warnings across the Murray River with those significant rainfall events they had in Victoria yesterday and the day before.”
During the past 24 hours, the State Emergency Service (SES) responded to 213 pleas for assistance and executed seven flood rescues across the state.
The National Weather Service issued significant flood warnings for 11 rivers as of Saturday afternoon.
The rain is expected to slack up across much of New South Wales (NSW) in the days ahead; however, the Bureau of Meteorology warns that there is a possibility of further flooding in certain portions of the state’s central west and southwest.
To the east of Wagga Wagga, near the town of Gundagai, further precipitation is forecasted to begin falling towards the middle of the next week.
According to the bureau’s projections, major flooding brought on by the Murrumbidgee River could strike the town of Hay in late October.
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As a result of the continued rise in water levels in Victoria, hundreds of homes have been inundated, and thousands of people are without electricity.
The Murray River will continue to be impacted by the significant rainfall in northern Victoria, which may result in moderate flooding in Albury and other New South Wales towns located close to the state’s southern border.
As the water continued to surge downstream beginning on Wednesday, the riverside village of Moama was anticipated to encounter flooding that was the greatest they have been in nearly two decades.
Due to the tremendous rainfall that has taken place over western New South Wales over the past several weeks, Pickup stated that it was conceivable for rivers to rise swiftly even if the weather was great.
“The (flooding) will continue to spread downstream, so we advise residents to be aware of the conditions and monitor if they live near a watercourse,” he added. “We are also encouraging citizens to be aware of the conditions and monitor if they live near a watercourse.”
Jonathan How, a senior meteorologist with the BOM, stated that although the heavy rain stopped falling overnight, many regions have had very high rainfall totals in recent weeks.
He stated that various locations in southern and central New South Wales had established new rainfall records for the month of October, including Broken Hill, which is located in the westernmost portion of the state.
“Catchments are very, very wet and rivers have responded very, very swiftly,” he said on ABC TV. “It is projected that these rivers will remain high for at least a few weeks.”
According to what was mentioned, meteorologists were keeping an eye on another weather system that had the potential to bring more rain to the east coast by the next weekend and cause additional river rises.
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