Bureau of Meteorology issues minor flood warning for Wingham, Taree and Croki

The Manning River broke its banks on the weekend, flooding the car park and road on River Street. Photo: Scott Calvin.
The Manning River broke its banks on the weekend, flooding the car park and road on River Street. Photo: Scott Calvin.

Communities around Wingham are urged to closely monitor the current flood situation and plan ahead for possible road closures and inundation of low lying areas.

This follows a minor flood warning from the Bureau of Meteorology for the Manning River at Taree, Wingham and Croki.

The river has peaked with minor flooding at Taree and Wingham. The river level is fluctuating above the minor flood level with the tides at Croki.

The Manning River at Wingham peaked about 7.8 metres with minor flooding about 6pm yesterday (February 9). It currently sits at 7.2 metres and is falling.

There is uncertainty about the observed level of of the Wingham gauge. It was estimated to be around 7.2 metres at 9pm yesterday.

The river in Taree peaked at 2.16 and currently sits at 2.11 metres. At Croki Wharf, the river sits at 1.56 metres with minor flooding and steady.

The Gloucester River at Gloucester sits at 3.15 metres and is set to fall.

There is a severe weather warning for heavy rain, abnormally high tides, damaging surf and damaging winds for the area.

Residents are advised to:

  • Refraining from driving or walking through flood water
  • The impact of possible road closures and flood isolation on work, family and educational commitments
  • Monitoring emergency warnings and severe weather updates on local ABC radio, NSW SES Mid North Coast 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 live in a low-lying area and 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

For emergency help, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132500. In a life threatening situation, call triple zero (000) immediately.