Parts of Newcastle and the NSW Hunter Valley have been inundated by floodwaters. Image: ABC News
Parts of Newcastle and the NSW Hunter Valley have been inundated by floodwaters. Image: ABC News

Hundreds of calls for help as NSW hit by floods

FLOODING in the New South Wales Hunter region has led to evacuations, rescues and hundreds of calls for help as forecasters warn of more heavy rain and the prospect of flash flooding in Sydney.

Newcastle roads were turned into rivers of fast-moving water as emergency crews dealt with more than 1,400 requests for assistance, including hundreds across the Hunter region.

Across the state, rescue crews carried out more than 20 rescues from flood waters.

Overnight, residents were evacuated from low-lying parts of the flood-ravaged town of Dungog, where wild weather led to three deaths less than a year ago.

Several rivers reached their peak overnight and are now falling, including the Gloucester River, the Myall River at Bulahdelah and the Williams River at Dungog.

More on this at ABC News


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