HazardWatch - New South Wales Flood Warnings

Flood — Emergency Warning

Moulamein flooding - Shelter now



NSW State Emergency Service

NSW State Emergency Service

Emergency Warning

Shelter now

Emergency Warning

The NSW SES is advising people in the following area(s) to SHELTER NOW due to widespread dangerous major flooding:

  • Moulamein and surrounds

It is now too late to leave safely as evacuation routes are likely to be cut off. Seek shelter in a sturdy raised structure that can be safely accessed. You may now be trapped without power, water, and other essential services and it may be too dangerous for NSW SES to rescue you.

What are we expecting?

The Edward River at Moulamein is currently experiencing major flooding with renewed rises likely from December as upstream flows arrive.

All access roads in and out of Moulamein are closed due to flooding.

This event may change quickly. We will monitor the situation and update our warnings if the situation changes.

What you need to do:

  • If you have a Home and/or Business Emergency Plan, use it now. Otherwise, have a conversation and plan for what you will do and take with you if you need to evacuate.
  • Gather your essential possessions. These might include mobile phone, charger, battery-powered radio, medicine, rain gear, warm clothes, blankets, baby and pet items, water, food, torch, something to attract attention, and valuables like photos and insurance or banking records.
  • Stay inside and be aware of rising flood water.
  • If floodwater comes inside, move to a higher point such as a kitchen bench or second storey. Do not enter your roof cavity unless you have a safe exit point.
  • Contact family members, friends, or neighbours to ensure they are aware of the situation, and your location, if safe to do so.
  • Advise family and friends of your location.
  • If you require resupply, contact NSW SES on 132 500.
  • Contact your Local Land Services Office for rural animal and livestock assistance at lls.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 814 647

For more information:

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.

Media enquiries: media@ses.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 067 234