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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tag: Flooding

Hunter drenched in wettest March in 120 years

March 2021 could be remembered as ‘the big wet’ in future annals. After multiple days of persistent, heavy rainfall between March 17 and 26, much of the state was experiencing record flooding. By Wednesday...

Flood flow-on in Hunter causes fish deaths and odours

Floodplains in much of coastal NSW, including parts of the Hunter, have been inundated with floodwaters after the recent heavy rain. With the current warm, sunny weather, this could lead to “blackwater” events,...

Disaster assistance available for Singleton residents

Singleton residents affected by this month’s severe storms and floods are being urged to access government assistance in the recovery after the LGA officially received a disaster declaration. The local government area (LGA)...

Pets at risk in flood waters too, vets warn

Pet owners are being reminded that their furry friends are at risk of illness, anxiety and harm due to wild weather flooding. Vets from across the state are sharing crucial care tips for...

MONDAY UPDATE: Road closures, weather warning

After a wild weekend, Newcastle and the Hunter region have been warned that there is still a risk of more flash flooding and heavy rain as we move into today and Tuesday....

Newcastle Airport closes runway

Flights in and out of Newcastle Airport have been suspended due to flooding along the runway. The unfavourable weather forecast means the closure is currently scheduled to remain in place until Midday Wednesday...

Hunter SES: Stay home, stay safe, stay off the roads

Emergency services are continuing to urge Hunter residents to delay all non-essential travel as severe weather continues to batter the NSW Coast. The Hunter SES branch has performed more than 920 jobs,...

VIDEO: Batten down Hunter: Heavy rain, gale-force winds, hazardous surf expected

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is forecasting intense rain, possible life-threatening flooding and gusty conditions for the Mid North Coast and parts of the Hunter in the coming days. The focus of heavy...
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