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Latest from the NSW SES on Wollombi Brook at Bulga

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Minor flooding is forecast for the Wollombi Brook Area, impacting on the towns and surrounding areas of Broke, Bulga, Laguna, Millfield, Wollombi, Brickmans Bridge, Ellalong, and Paxton.

Heavy rainfall has been recorded across the Wollombi Brook catchment in the past two days. This rain has caused minor flooding along the Wollombi Brook at Bulga.

The Wollombi Brook at Wollombi is expected to remain below the minor flood level.

The Wollombi Brook at Bulga is likely to peak near 3.40 metres around 01:00 am Wednesday with minor flooding.

What you need to do:

People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding in Low-lying areas of Wollombi Brook Area should prepare for potential isolation and possible evacuation

People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should consider:
- Refraining from driving or walking through flood water
- Road closures and flood isolation may impact on work, family and educational commitments
- Monitoring emergency warnings and severe weather updates on local ABC radio, NSW SES Hunter Facebook Page and Bureau of Meteorology website
- If your property is at risk of inundation, please raise moveable items, such as furniture, as high as possible onto benches or tables, placing electrical items on top
- If you are advised by an emergency services officer to evacuate, please do so
- Securing outside belongings and before leaving; turn off the power, water and take essential medicines and clothes with you
- Farmers should move machinery, livestock, pumps and fodder to flood free ground

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life-threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.