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Evacuation Order for parts of Bega

1 March 2012, 7:11PM AET

Evacuation Order for parts of Bega

 

Issued 1 March 2012 7.00pm

 

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted moderate flooding at Bega. Further heavy rain is forecast which may result in increased river heights.

 

Residents in the lower parts of Bega Street, Auckland Street and Bridge Street, lower end of East Street and Gipps Street should evacuate immediately .

 

The State Emergency Service instructs residents within the area to evacuate immediately.  If you delay your evacuation, roads may be congested or closed and you could become trapped and need to be rescued. Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous.

 

Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.  For people who need assistance an assembly point has been set up by Community Services at:

  • Bega Showground - Upper Street, Bega

If you don’t have a car, Special transport can also be provided on request if necessary, telephone NSW SES on 132500.

 

Before evacuating, you should prepare yourself and your property for flooding:

 

As you evacuate you should:

  • Take your important documents, mementos and photos
  • Take your spare clothing, medicines and personal hygiene supplies
  • If possible, check to see if your neighbours need help
  • Turn off the electricity and gas
  • Do not walk ride or drive through floodwater
  • Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates
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