Parts of Sydney’s north-west have been ordered to evacuate overnight amid a major flooding risk in low-lying areas of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River.
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The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is ordering anyone in low lying areas of Agnes Banks, Pitt Town Bottoms, Pitt Town North, Cornwallis, Gronos Point on the Hawkesbury and low-lying areas of North Richmond to evacuate.
Another order was issued for Freeman’s Reach along the Hawkesbury.
The SES said moderate flooding is taking place along the Hawkesbury at North Richmond and Windsor, but the river level is expected to exceed the major flood level (10.5 metres) on Sunday morning, with further rises possible.
Flooding is likely to be similar to the February 2020 event, when an east coast low generated more than 500 millimetres of rain over the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchments.
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