Bureau of Meteorology has predicted possible flooding along the Hunter River for the Whittingham and Scotts Flat, Glenridding, Dunolly and Combo areas

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted possible flooding along the Hunter River for the Whittingham and Scotts Flat, Glenridding, Dunolly and Combo areas.

As a result residents and visitors to these areas should take action now to prepare for possible flood impacts.

NSW SES is advising residents in low lying areas of the following locations that they may need to evacuate due to rising flood water. These areas include:

  • Whittingham
  • Scotts Flat
  • Whittingham Hall via New Freugh Hill via New England Highway and Range Road . Glenridding .
  • Dunolly
  • Combo

Low lying properties may experience impacts due to flash flooding and/or riverine flooding.

Storm and flood impacts may interrupt essential services such as electricity, phones, internet, water and sewerage.

People in these areas need to closely monitor weather and road closures and make informed decisions early based on individual circumstances. Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate if/when instructed to do so.

A Flood Evacuation Order will be issued by the NSW SES if and when evacuations are required. 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. Alroy Complex Dorsman Drive Singleton Heights

Floodwater inundate low lying areas around Singleton on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Photo: Wayne Riley.

Floodwater inundate low lying areas around Singleton on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Photo: Wayne Riley.