SES ORDER: Lower Kyogle CBD and Wiangaree must evacuate now
February 27, 2022
This SES order is for Kyogle and Wiangaree.
NSW SES is directing businesses and people within the lower CBD of Kyogle to evacuate the high danger area via Anzac Drive.
Once floodwater passes 15.5 metres on the Kyogle gauge, the roads will begin to close.
The areas affected are:
Low-lying properties south of Fawcett’s Creek Bridge on Summerland Way in lower Kyogle.
Once flood water begins inundating the area, road access water, sewerage, power, phones and internet may be lost. If you remain in the area you will be trapped and it may be too dangerous for SES to rescue you.
Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.
An evacuation centre has been opened at the Kyogle Memorial Hall on the corner of Geneva St and Summerland Way.
If you are currently in self-isolation due to covid, contact the Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 before leaving home, where possible
What you need to do if evacuating:
Lift possessions and important items above the predicted flood height
Take pets, essential items, warm clothes, medicines, insurance documents and valuables with you.
Leave as early as possible to avoid restricted roads.
Share this information with family, friends and neighbours and help others where possible.
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