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SES Flood Warning for Hunter River, Downstream of Aberdeen


The SES today issued a livestock and equipment warning for the Hunter River downstream of Aberdeen.

Due to heavy rain falling across the Upper Hunter Catchment above Aberdeen over the last three days, there have been rises in the Pages & Dartbrook River Systems. River flow is expected to cause rises 2.0 metres above normal flows at Muswellbrook late Monday evening. Increased flows may occur at Denman early Tuesday morning.

Landowners and farmers adjacent to rivers and creeks should monitor river levels and the weather and: People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should consider:

  • Refraining from driving or walking through flood water 
  • Road closures and flood isolation may impact on work, family and educational commitments 
  • Monitoring emergency warnings and severe weather updates on local ABC radio, NSW SES Hunter Facebook Page and Bureau of Meteorology website 
  • If your property is at risk of inundation, please raise moveable items, such as furniture, as high as possible onto benches or tables, placing electrical items on top 
  • If you are advised by an emergency services officer to evacuate, please do so 
  • Securing outside belongings and before leaving; turn off the power, water and take essential medicines and clothes with you 
  • Farmers should move machinery, livestock, pumps and fodder to flood-free ground

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life-threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.

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