Tuggerah Lake evacuation order issued

An evacuation order has been issued today Thursday 3 March 2022.

Thursday March 3, 2022:

NSW SES is directing people in the low-lying areas of Tuggerah Lake and the surrounding areas to evacuate the high danger area.

The Flood Evacuation Order has been issued for low lying parts of #Tuggerah Lake in and around Long Jetty.

No need to panic but you need to move away from the lake by 7am due to predicted rising floodwaters.

Locations around Tuggerah Lakes should evacuate by 10:00 AM

The areas affected are:• Berkeley Vale• Chittaway Bay• Chittaway Point• Long Jetty• Tacoma• Tacoma South• The Entrance North• South Tacoma Road• McDonagh Street• Pollock Avenue• Wolseley Avenue• Panonia Road• Wyong Aged Care Facility• Low lying areas around the Wyong Racecourse andthe Kooindah Waters Golf Course• Low lying areas along Allison Road, Old Maitland Road, Yarramalong,Collies Lane, McPherson Road, Gavenlock Road, Mike Jennings Road and River Road• Gavenlock Road area Pacific Highway(Southern end Anzac Road – northern end McPherson Road to the north)

Why is the SES directing people to evacuate? Once flood water begins inundating the area road access water, sewerage, power, phones and internet may be lost.

If you remain in the area, you will be trapped, and it may be too dangerous for SES to rescue you.

Where to go if Evacuation is required: Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements. If you are unable to, an evacuation centre has been set up at the following.

Do not drive through flood waters to go to an evacuation centre.: • Diggers at The Entrance, 315 The Entrance Road The Entrance

What we are expecting: Once floodwater begins inundating the area, road access may be cut. If you remain in the area after this time, you may become trapped, and it may be too dangerous for NSW SES to rescue you.

What you need to do: Low lying properties:• Lift possessions and important items above the predicted flood height• Take pets, essential items, warm clothes, medicines, insurance documents and valuables with you.• Leave as early as possible to avoid restricted roads.• Share this information with family, friends and neighbours and help others where possible

.For more information on:• For the latest information listen to your local ABC radio station 92.5 FM,• Follow us on Facebook at /NSWSES or our website at www.ses.nsw.gov.au• Latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/• Road Closures: www.livetraffic.com.au or http://www.myroadinfo.com.auFor emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.

Verified information source: NSW SES alert 6am March 3, 2022