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Evacuation warning for Brushgrove, Cowper and Woodford Is

A Brushgrove resident tries to hose out her property after all the rain yesterday.
A Brushgrove resident tries to hose out her property after all the rain yesterday.

THE SES has just issued a flood evacuation warning for Brushgrove, Cowper and Low Lying Areas of Woodford Island.

It has just released the following:

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for Grafton Prince Street gauge at Sunday 23 February 2013 the NSW State Emergency Service recommends that residents within the nominated areas should prepare to evacuate. It is also recommended to relocate livestock outside the impact area.

The areas covered by the Evacuation Warning include:

Brushgrove

Cowper

Low lying areas of Woodford Island

Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when instructed to do so. A Flood Evacuation Order will be issued by the NSW SES if evacuation is required.

To prepare for possible evacuation you should:

Raise belongings by placing them on tables, beds and benches. Put electrical items on top

You may be able to place light weight items in the roof space.

Collect together medicines, personal and financial documents, mementos and photos

If possible, check to see if your neighbours need help

Make arrangements for care of pets or other animals, or take your pets with you when you evacuate

Get three days' supply of clothing and medicines ready

Find out where to turn off the electricity and gas in case of evacuation

Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates

Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater - this is the main cause of death and injury during floods.

For emergency assistance telephone the NSW SES on 132500. If your emergency is life threatening, call 000 (triple zero). For more information on how to prepare for evacuation read the Evacuation Warning fact sheet.

Topics:  floods 2013



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