NSW floods LIVE updates: Western Sydney residents told to evacuate as extreme weather event continues across state

Summary

  • Residents in western parts of Penrith, Jamisontown and Mulgoa were ordered to evacuate on Sunday afternoon, with other communities along the Hawkesbury River told to prepare to leave their homes.
  • NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned up to 4000 residents in the Hawkesbury-Nepean valley could be forced to evacuate, with a collision of two weather systems expected to bring more rainfall throughout the week.
  • The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond may reach 16.4 metres on Monday morninig. The weather bureau is warning will be the worst floods experienced along the river since November 1961.
  • The river network near the Warragamba Dam is causing concern for emergency services, with its overflow inciting a row between two NSW ministers.
  • Communities in areas hit hardest by flooding can access disaster relief payments of up to $1000 from the federal government. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Australian Defence Force was standing by to help if requested.
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Hello and thanks for joining us for our ongoing coverage of the floods crisis.

Unfortunately, it looks like being another day of sandbagging and evacuations for many people across the state.

Residents of several western Sydney suburbs were forced to evacuate on Sunday.Credit:Nick Moir, Dean Sewell

Here is a quick recap of where we are as we start the day:

  • Residents in western parts of Penrith, Jamisontown and Mulgoa were ordered to evacuate on Sunday afternoon, with other communities along the Hawkesbury River told to prepare to leave their homes.
  • NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned up to 4000 residents in the Hawkesbury-Nepean valley could be forced to evacuate, with a collision of two weather systems expected to bring more rainfall throughout the week.
  • The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond is expected to reach 16.4 metres this morning. The weather bureau is warning it will be the worst floods experienced along the river since November 1961.
  • Almost 200 people were rescued from floodwaters over a 24-hour period on Sunday, while more than 2700 calls for help were received by the SES over the same period.
  • The river network near the Warragamba Dam is causing concern for emergency services, with its overflow inciting a row between two NSW ministers.
  • Communities in areas hit hardest can access disaster relief payments of up to $1000 from the federal government.
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Australian Defence Force was standing by in case it was needed.

You can read more on yesterday’s events on our Sunday blog here.

Stay with us as we follow these stories and other developments throughout the day.

Full details: Evacuation warning for Windsor

The SES released a flood evacuation warning for the Windsor CBD on Sunday evening.

Residents were told to prepare ahead of a possible formal evacuation order this morning.

Here is the full guidance.

The flood evacuation warning for Windsor CBD.Credit:SES

Penrith evacuation map

The Penrith evacuation order is for all properties in the area bounded by Jamison Road, Surveyors Creek, Blaikie Road, the rear of the Penrith Homemaker Centre, the Western Motorway and Nepean River.

For any information about current evacuations, please call the Public Information and Inquiry Centre (PIIC) on 1800 227 228.

We have a full story here on the situation with this evacuation area as things stood late last night.

The latest evacuation orders and warnings

There are multiple evacuation orders in place across Sydney this morning.

Evacuation orders were issued for residents in parts of Penrith, Jamisontown and Mulgoa on Sunday afternoon, while there ae now also warnings in place for the eastern part of Eastern Creek, including properties in parts of Riverstone, Schofields, and Quakers Hill.

All residents in caravan parks along the Hawkesbury River from Windsor and Wisemans Ferry are being urged to prepare to evacuate, as well as the Windsor CBD, South Windsor, southern parts of Wilberforce, and Marsden Park, among other areas.

We will endeavour to update this list throughout the day.

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