News / Featured / 6th October 2022
Rain, rain, go away: wet weather event moves across flood-fatigued state
Wet weather continues to saturate rain-weary parts of NSW, with another massive rain event currently moving across the state, bringing renewed flood risk to parts of the region.
Up to 80mm of rain is predicted for the Warrumbungle Shire, with showers and isolated thunderstorms developing this afternoon, and moderate to heavy rainfall continuing until Sunday.
Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Ambrose Doolan has urged drivers to take heed of road conditions, especially those travelling for school holidays.
"Cars are replaceable, drivers aren't. Don’t take any chances."
The emergency services slogan, ‘If it’s flooded, forget it,’ should be top of mind, and motorists are advised to proceed with extreme caution along any unsealed roads that are open.
The State Emergency Service says more people are being isolated by the day as flooding across NSW worsens.
‘We get cut off out here," says Cr Doolan. "Make sure you've got your bread and milk, and your firewood for the cold weather. And beer! We ran our of beer last time, that was no good."
The weather event arrives on the back of an already rain-fatigued season, with Warrumbungle Shire Council and its residents still recovering from the storms and flooding events of November 2021 and August 2022.
Cr Doolan says he is "very grateful for the joint funding from the Federal Government and the NSW Government" who have granted the Warrumbungle Shire Council $13 million for road damage repair as part of the jointly funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Financial assistance is also available for eligible community members under the DRFA.
To find out more about the assistance available, as well as information on which roads are closed, please contact Warrumbungle Shire Council.