Residents around Tuggerah Lakes remain on high alert

A car broken down on the Pacific Hwy on Tuesday was quickly swept away in the rapidly rising Wyong River

Residents in low lying areas around Tuggerah Lakes remained on alert for possible isolation or evacuation on Wednesday morning, July 6, with major flooding occurring at Long Jetty, where water levels continue to rise slowly.

The Tuggerah Lake at Long Jetty is likely to reach near 1.75m around midday Wednesday, with possible inundation of properties in Lake Edge Ave, Berkeley Vale.

Water may continue to rise over the roads at Geoffrey Rd and Vesta Cl at Chittaway Point and there could possibly be water over South Tacoma Rd (Tacoma South) near west Memorial Park.

Water over McDonough Rd near Lewis Ave at Wyong is also likely with possible inundation of properties at Berkeley Vale, Chittaway Point, Long Jetty, Tacoma, Tacoma South and the Entrance North.

Also at risk of flooding are Wolseley Ave at Tacoma and properties at Chittaway Bay and Chittaway Point.

Water could also cover Geoffrey Rd near Sunshine Ave at Chittaway Point.

Flooding has eased along the Wyong River at Wyong Bridge, where river levels fell below the minor flood level early on Wednesday morning.

But further rainfall forecast throughout the day could cause further river level rises and prolonged flooding.

The Wyong River at Wyong Bridge Downstream peaked near 2.75m around 6 pm Tuesday but had fallen to 2.5m by Wednesday morning and was continuing to fall.

The situation is being closely monitored.

Residents should continue to monitor emergency warnings and severe weather updates on local ABC radio 92.5FM , the NSW SES Facebook Page and the Bureau of Meteorology website.

For 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 Source: Media release, Jul 6, 2022 SES

1 Comment on "Residents around Tuggerah Lakes remain on high alert"

  1. Gay Simpson | July 6, 2022 at 1:52 pm |

    South Tacoma have a blackout and don’t have access to radio or tv emergency broadcasts

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