Premier Gladys Berejiklian Says the Worsening Flooding Across NSW is Catastrophic [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Premier Gladys Berejiklian Says the Worsening Flooding Across NSW is Catastrophic [Headlines]

New South Wales has officially requested assistance from the Defence Force and an evacuation order has been issued this morning for people along the Upper Colo.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 23 Mar 2021News

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she’s extremely concerned about the worsening flooding across the State.

An evacuation order has been issued this morning for people along the Upper Colo where more than 200 properties are cut off.

Boats and helicopters are being used to get residents out.

15,000 people across NSW have been warned they may need to evacuate.

On the Hawkesbury River, another evacuation order has been issued for low lying properties in North Richmond, Agnes Banks and Windsor amid major flooding.

The Hawkesbury River at Windsor peaked at 12.75m around 2.45am.

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New South Wales has officially requested assistance from the Defence Force.

Two search and rescue helicopters will operate out of the South Coast from today.

Close to 200 schools across the State remain closed due to the weather.

And there’s more heavy rain on the way.

The Premier says the situation is catastrophic and all emergency services are working hard to keep everyone safe.

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