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Hunter River at Singleton is expected to remain below the minor flooding level

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The Hunter River at Singleton is expected to remain below the minor flooding level according to the New South Wales State Emergency Services (SES).

The Hunter River is currently at 7.77 metres and near its peak below the minor flooding level of 10.0m.

"No further flooding is expected in the Lower Hunter for this event.

"Additional rainfall is forecast later this week with new and renewed rises possible.

"Rain and thunderstorms are forecast across the New South Wales from Wednesday into Friday, this rainfall may cause renewed minor flooding along the Hunter River," the SES said.

The State Emergency Services are advising locals to still follow the flood safety advice.

  • Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
  • Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
  • Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
  • Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.

In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.

For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:

This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

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