Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Hawkesbury homes cut off by flooding

Tuesday March 5, 2013 - 09:26 EDT

About 50 properties have been cut off by flooding in Sydney's outer west.

The State Emergency Service (SES) says homes along the Hawkesbury River are isolated as a result of the heavy rain over the past few days.

In the state's north, around 5,000 people remain cut off following widespread flooding.

The SES spokeswoman Becky Gollings says no properties have been inundated.

"We haven't had any reports of any major damage which is good news and the advice from the Bureau of Meteorology is that the conditions are easing," she said.

"So we should see floodwaters recede within the coming days."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Sunken fishing trawler Dianne found by searchers off Queensland coast

00:12 EDT

Police say they have found the commercial fishing trawler Dianne in which six men are believed to have drowned when it sank in heavy seas on Monday night.

Damage bill from heavy rain around Bundaberg region 'to reach up to $30m'

19:00 EDT

The damage bill from the recent heavy rain and flooding across Queensland's Wide Bay-Burnett region is expected to reach up to $30 million.

School buses driven through floodwaters after Bundaberg deluge despite warnings

16:12 EDT

Police are investigating after two school buses were caught on camera driving through floodwaters near Bundaberg in southern Queensland.