Hazardous flash floods and river bank breaches have stranded thousands of residents in the Midwest, with people clinging to their roofs.
In the areas of Molong, Canowindra and Eugowra, with heavy rainfall exceeding 100mm in some areas, NSW SES rescued 222 people in the last 24 hours.
Over 150 flood rescues were carried out in Yugoura alone, 100 of them on rooftops. Paramedics worked through the night to respond to 909 calls.
In the worst-hit areas, 14 helicopters were tasked with assisting rescue efforts, and another four were deployed to assist with logistics and transportation during the day.
Meanwhile, 24 emergency flood warnings out of 120 flood warnings are currently issued.
Areas of focus for NSW SES include townships and communities experiencing or predicted to experience severe flooding and communities already isolated by flooding.
Regularly scheduled replenishments of goods and services are in progress for Walgett, Coraleneburi, Wee Wah, Lightning Ridge and Kalinda. This will be extended to accommodate other communities.
Yugoura residents reportedly used social media to count the population of 700.
“This means, with a population of 700, more than one in five residents have been rescued by helicopter or boat,” Emergency Services Minister Steph Cook said on Monday.
On Monday, 14 pets, including dogs, cats and turtles, were rescued by LifeFlight helicopters.
On the other hand, Wingaradam A record 230,000 megalitres in a day It threatens communities along the Lachlan River, including residents of the Forbes Lowlands region who have been told to evacuate.
The town is expected to break the 1952 flood record of 10.79 by the end of the week.
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