Evening Flood Update
7 March 2012, 9:43PM AET
Griffith has been a primary focus today due to flooding in Mirrool Creek and the approaching overland waters that are estimated to cover an area of 300km2. This area is being affected by unprecendented flooding and the SES has not had the ability to consult river gauges, that are often used in predictive modelling, because the water is flowing overland and not as a result of overflowing river systems. Roads to the South and East have been affected and for more information on current road closures please call Roads and Maratime Services on 132701.
Wagga Wagga Area
An All clear was issued for Wagga Wagga CBD, Wagga Wagga Central, Flowerdale and surrounding areas at 10 am on the today. The all clear was also issued for East Wagga and parts of Gumly Gumly at 12.30pm today.
Major flooding continues around Gundagai where a peak of 10.56 was reach on the 06/03/2012 and planning is undeway for downstream communities of Narranderra, DArlington Point, Carrathool and Hay, with the peak due at Narrandera on Saturday 10 March and in Hay on the 22 March, 2012.
Evacuation orders are currently in place in the following areas:
- Parts of Griffith
- North yenda
- Goobragandra, Brindabella and Goodradigbee
- Yoogali Village
- Yenda and downstream from mirool Creek
- North Wagga Wagga and surrounding areas
Evacuation Warnings area in palce for the following areas
- Adelong Creek including Selwyn, Tumut and Travis Streets, Gilmore Creek and the Hiilas Creek Catchmentincluding Yaven Yaven Creek and Nacka Nacka Creek.
All Clear notices have been issued for
- The Rock Lockhart
- East Wagga Wagga and parts of Gumly Gumly
- Wagga Wagga CBD, Wagga Central and Flowerdale
Evacuation orders are in place for low lying areas of Forbes today and the SES has been door knocking to advise residents of the need to evacuate. Some 236 properties are known to be affected. The town of Forbes has effectivley been cut in three by floodwaters. Evacuation Centres have been set up at Forbes High School and The Community Services Building (JREC) Centre in Church St.