Wild weather on the cards

A severe weather warning is in place for the South Coast region, but Eden is expected to be spared the brunt of the extreme conditions.

The Bureau of Meteorology said a low pressure trough is currently tracking southwards over coastal New South Wales, and is expected to ease this afternoon before re-intensifying tomorrow.

The Bureau has forecast 5-15mm of rain for the next few days, but warned that this could increase if the trough moves further south than anticipated.

Heavier rainfall is predicted for areas north of Bega, particularly at Batemans Bay.

A severe thunderstorm warning for areas of NSW and the ACT has now been cancelled, with the NSW State Emergency Service advising that the threat has passed.

The SES said it will continue to monitor the situation, and advises that people should:

- Keep clear of fallen power lines.

- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

- Not walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

SES Acting Deputy Region Controller Alex McFadden said the Eden unit responded to two calls for assistance from residents whose roofs were damaged on Tuesday, and urged residents to follow the advice.

“Road conditions do change very quickly, and in a matter of 10 minutes flash flooding can really become an issue,” she said.

“People should be very mindful to avoid driving on flooded roads.

“The issue of keeping clear of storm water drains is also very important, especially after a man lost his life in Sydney on Monday.”

For more information, visit the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au, or call 1300 659 218.

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