Cyclonic storm in NSW – emergency round-up

admin post on October 13th, 2019
Posted in 深圳夜生活

WHERE WE’RE AT 6pm AEST

DEAD:

* Three dead – Colin Webb, 79, Robin MacDonald, 68, and Brian Wilson, 72 – in Dungog flooding, Tuesday

MISSING:

* 2 people missing, suspected dead, after car washed away in Fishery Creek, Maitland

WARNINGS:

* Slow-moving storm cell off Hunter coast, moving south

* Gale force winds easing in Sydney, but periods of heavy rain and gusts for Illawarra

* Severe weather warning in place for Illawarra and parts of south coast

* Minor to moderate flooding continues in parts of Hunter, Sydney and Central Coast

* Stay out of flood waters, don’t attempt to drive through

* Congestion on roads, public transport delays

* Residents in parts of Milperra, southwest Sydney, ordered to evacuate

EMERGENCIES:

* More than 110 flood rescues

* Almost 8000 calls for assistance since Monday

* More than 205 SES teams operating in Hunter, metropolitan Sydney and Illawarra regions

* ACT, Vic, Qld emergency teams assisting

WORST AFFECTED:

* Sydney northern – 3660 emergencies

* Hunter and Central Coast – 3815

* Sydney southern – 2242

POWER:

* Power out to 205,000 Ausgrid network homes, businesses

* Affected areas are Newcastle (95,000), Hunter Central Coast (97,000) and Sydney (11,500)

* Hunter worst affected with 130,000 customers blacked out

* Extra crews being brought in from across NSW and Qld

* Could be well into weekend before backlog cleared

TRANSPORT:

* Roads in many areas flooded, trees and power lines down

* Central Coast and Newcastle, Hunter, South Coast affected by flooding, buses replaces trains some sections

* Cronulla to Bundeena, Palm Beach to Ettalong and Empire Bay to Woy Woy ferries are not operating, buses replace Parramatta River ferries between Parramatta and Kissing Point Wharf

* Bus delays throughout Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

* Sydney Airport open, but delays of up to an hour for domestic flights, some international flights diverted

DAMAGE:

* NSW government expects to declare Dungog, Maitland, parts of Central Coast natural disaster zones

* Insurance Council declares catastrophe for storm affected areas

* Losses estimated at $129 million

* More than 19,500 claims received

(Sources: SES, Ausgrid, NSW government, others)

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