Saturday, March 3, 2012

Floods leave 3500 evacuated across New South Wales

Around 3500 people across NSW face an indefinite wait before they can return to their homes as continuous heavy rain swells rivers across the state.

Almost 2000 people in Sydney's flood-threatened north-western fringes were told to evacuate on Saturday as relentless rain put pressure on the already swamped Hawkesbury-Nepean River.

The rushing waters forced the closure of North Richmond Bridge - as the river reached 7.4 metres on Saturday afternoon and the Windsor Bridge was closed late on Saturday afternoon.

Mandy Brown, coordinator at the Baptist Church evacuation centre in Windsor, said they were prepared for a long stay. Read More