Flooding in Penrith / Hawkesbury Region - Information

Information for the Greater Penrith / Hawkesbury Region.

OBTAINING SANDBAGS

PENRITH COLLECTION POINT

Volunteers were working hard with Penrith City Council to help the community collect sandbags well into the evening.

You can collect sandbags from Jamison Park. Enter via York Rd opposite Prestons street from 08:30am today. They do not have the resources to set up multiple sandbag collection points.

The SES have a finite number of bags so please ensure you only take what you absolutely need to allow other members of the community access as well.

LONDONDERRY COLLECTION POINT

Londonderry and surrounding suburbs. You can now collect sandbags at the Londonderry Neighbourhood Centre at 360 Carrington Rd, Londonderry NSW 2753.

This sandbag collection point is only for those closest. We are not encouraging people to travel today. Only attend this collection point if Jamison Park is further.

We have a finite number of bags so please ensure you only take what you absolutely need to allow other members of the community access as well. You are likely to be waiting so put on a good playlist and enjoy being dry and warm.

WINDSOR COLLECTION POINT

The Hawkesbury SES and the Rapid Relief Team has setup a collection point located at McQuade Park, Windsor (361 George Street, Windsor).

Please do not return sandbags to our unit or attend our attend our unit for sandbags.

EVACUATION ROUTES

 

DISASTER DASHBOARDS

These resources provide information relating to roads, SES alerts and Fire incidents in the regions. It is also a collection or resources to use in the event of disaster.

Penrith City Disaster Dashboard
Hawkesbury City Disaster Dashboard

STAY INFORMED

Resources for keeping updated on the Rain and Flood situation.

Penrith SES
Hawkesbury SES
Penrith City Council
Hawkesbury City Council
Penrith Storm Chasing
Bureau of Meteorology

IF IT’S FLOODED FORGET IT!

Updated 2/3/2022 16:35 (Windsor Sandbag Site added.)

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BRIDGE / WATERWAY CLOSURES

CLOSED / CLOSING

:red_circle: Shanes Park Bridge Stoney Creek Road, Shanes Park :external:
:red_circle: Llandilo Bridge Eighth Avenue, Llandilo :external:
:red_circle: Yarramundi Bridge Springwood Road, Agnes Banks :external:
:red_circle: North Richmond Bells Line of Road, North Richmond :external:
:red_circle: Windsor Bridge Bridge Street, Windsor :external:
:red_circle: Wallacia Bridge Silverdale Road, Wallacia :external:
:red_circle: Sacksville Ferry Sacksville Road, Sacksville :external:
:red_circle: Wisemans Ferry River Road, Wisemans Ferry :external:

OPEN

:green_circle: M4 Bridge M4 Motorway, Jamisontown
:green_circle: Victoria Bridge Great Western Highway, Emu Plains


Updated 3/3/2022 10:25 (Windsor Bridge now closed.)
Updated 2/3/2022 20:01 (Wallacia Bridge now closed.)
Updated 2/3/2022 17:01 (North Richmond Bridge now closed.)

Here’s some advice on sandbagging that will help make your sandbag wall more effective.

  1. Fill sandbags to the same level, about two thirds full.
  2. Hessian bags have greater grip on layers above and below than synthetic, hence stronger.
  3. Sand fill is permeable (depends on degree of sorting), so back up the bags with plastic sheeting if possible if the wall needs to last.
  4. Don’t tie bag tops.
  5. Sandbag walls should have an odd number of layers. The first layer is laid across (headers), with the flap tucked under. The wall should be twice as wide as a bag width. The second layer is laid lengthwise, with two parallel rows (stretchers); the flaps are stretched out, and the next bag along the wall lies on top of the flap.
  6. A wall should start and finish with headers.
  7. Like laying bricks, overlap bags (no joints lined up).
  8. Corners are more complicated, requiring half-bags.
  9. Sandbagging is resource-intensive and tiring. It is most effective on flat terrain where flood water spreads, rather than on coastal waterways where rises are much greater.
    Hope that helps.
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Thanks @FaulcoPete. I have seen a few questionable sandbag walls on facebook today. This advice is very helpful.

This is also a factsheet on sandbagging from the State Emergency Services.

Thinking of everyone in a flood prone area. Best wishes & hopes you all stay safe & your properties come through unscathed.

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Have had a request from a friend interstate asking if Emu Plains has been evacuated, or is under threat? She has relatives there & hasn’t been able to contact them.

WA have shut their borders for fear our water will run across the Nullarbor ! :upside_down_face::crazy_face:

That Faulco bloke knows what he’'s talkin about. Tried his technique on the granny flat in the backyard, works a treat. :+1:

That’s mother-in-law incarcerated for the duration then.

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Emu Plains is a big place Mutley and for the most part is “up the hill”. There has been a notice to Emu Plains residents who are close to the river, i.e. a street or 2 back from river road, but Emu Plains in it’s entirety has not been evacuated.

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Apparently they are in Troy St, not far from the river.

EVACUATION ORDERS CURRENTLY IN PLACE - HAWKESBURY

AGNES BANKS

Parts of Agnes Banks to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022:
All properties in low lying parts of Agnes Banks along Springwood Road from the Yarramundi Bridge to Price Lane, and including Price Lane.

BLIGH PARK & SOUTH WINDSOR

North of Bligh Park to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022:
Properties between Bligh Park and South Windsor along Berger Road and Fairey Road between the Sewerage Treatment plant at the southern end and Penruddock Street at the northern end.
Residents and businesses within South Windsor Sewage Treatment Plant to evacuate the following area by 11:00pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
Properties on Fairey Road near the South Windsor Sewerage Treatment Plant.

CATTAI

Parts of Cattai to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022:
All properties in the following streets in Cattai:
177 O’Briens Road
161 O’Briens Road
87 to 97 Cheesmans Road
70 Cheesmans Road
All residents in Riverside Caravan Park in Cattai
Parts of Cattai to evacuate the following area by 9am Thursday 3 March:
All properties in the western part of Cattai along Threkheld Drive

EBENEZER & SACKVILLE

Parts of Ebenezer to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022:
All properties along Hendrens Road and 114-136 and 113-161 Ebenezers Wharf Road.
Parts of Sackville to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022:
All properties in the following streets in Sackville: 562 to 624B and 555 to 715 Tizzana Road
Parts of Sackville North to evacuate the following areas by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022:
All properties on following roads in Sackville North:
331 to 257 Mud Hill Road
118 to 238 and 115 to 257 Pages Wharf Road

FREEMANS REACH

Residents and businesses within Low lying part of Freemans Reach to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
Properties in the lower part of Freemans Reach along Freemans Reach Road from Wilberforce Road to Hibberts Lane, along Hibberts Lane Freemans Reach Road to the first bend northwards, along the lower part of Argyle Reach Road
Properties in the southern part of Wilberforce along Wilberforce Road from Windsor Bridge to Buttsworth Creek

LEETS VALE

Parts of Leets Vale to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
Properties along River Road from Douglas Creek in the part of Leets Vale on the southern side of the Hawkesbury River.

NORTH RICHMOND

Parts of North Richmond to evacuate the following 9am Thursday 3 March:
All properties in: Patya Place, North Richmond. 38 to 54A and 53-59 Keda Crescent, North Richmond.
The Red Bank Dam 14 is at Red Alert & Red Bank Dam 13 is at Amber Alert. NSW SES has directed people within North Richmond to evacuate the high danger area:
• Southern Cross Drive
• Spitfire Way
• Grainger Place
• Bradley Road
• Tyne Crescent
• Campbell Street
• Yvonne Place
• Michael Street north west of Gregory Street
• Northern side of Gregory Street
• Stephen Street north west of Arnold Street
• Pecks Road between Mokari Street and Bradley Road
• Elizabeth Street north west of Campbell Street
• Trent Place
• William Street north west of Charles Street

PITT TOWN

Residents and businesses within Pitt Town Bottoms to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
All properties in the Pitt Town Bottoms suburb along Pitt Town Bottoms Road.
Residents and businesses within Parts of Pitt Town (around Percy’s Place Caravan Park) to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
Properties along Hall Street and Paul Street, including Percy’s Place Caravan Park in the northern tip of Pitt Town.
Parts of Pitt Town to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
All properties in the southern end of Pitt Town along Pitt Town Road between Mackenzies Creek and Schofield Road.

RICHMOND LOWLANDS & CORNWALLIS

Residents and businesses within Cornwallis and eastern part of Richmond Lowlands to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
On the Hawkesbury River that is bounded by Kurrajong Road, the back of Francis Street, the back of Dight Street, Percival Street and Rickabys Creek. Includes Bensons Lane; Cornwallis Road; Cornwells Lane; Cupritts Lane; Gow Lane; Ingolds Lane; Old Kurrajong Road; Onus Lane; Percival Street; Powells Lane; Ridges Lane; and Triangle Lane.
Residents and businesses within Western part of Richmond Lowlands to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
All properties along Edward Road, Powells Lane and Ridges Lane.

SOUTH MAROOTA

Parts of South Maroota to evacuate the following area by 9am Thursday 3 March:
All properties in the following streets in South Maroota: 274 Pacific Park Road All dwellings on Devin Grove within Pacific Park Water Ski Gardens

WILBERFORCE, GRONOS POINT & EBENEZER

Residents and businesses within Gronos Point to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
Properties in the Gronos Point area including properties along Gronos Farm Road and Manns Road.
Parts of Ebenezer to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
All properties in the following streets in Ebenezer:
2 and 47 to 59 Port Erringhi Road
Eastern end of Sirius Crescent
22 to 32 Shallow Reach Place

WINDSOR

Northern part of Windsor to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
All properties bounded by The Hawkesbury River, South Creek and Palmer Street.
Parts of Windsor to evacuate the following area by 9am Thursday 3 March:
All properties within the area bounded by Palmer Street, South Creek, Suffolk Street, New Street and The Terrace along the Hawkesbury River.

VINEYARD, MULGRAVE & OAKVILLE AREA

Eastern parts of Vineyard to evacuate the following area by 9am Thursday 3 March:
All properties along Latona Avenue, Old Hawkesbury Road, Chapman Road (from Killarney Chain of Ponds to Windsor Road), 417 to 633 Windsor Road.
Parts of Mulgrave to evacuate the following area by 9am Thursday 3 March:
All properties within the area of all properties between South Creek, west of the Windsor Road, the railway line and to the north of Park Rd.
Parts of Oakville to evacuate the following area by 11:00 pm Wednesday, 2 March 2022 :
Properties in 37-63 and 30-52 Saunders Road, Oakville.

YARRAMUNDI

NSW SES is directing residents and businesses within Northern part of Yarramundi to evacuate the following area by 9am Thursday 3 March:
Area bounded by the Grose River, Hawkesbury River and Mahons Creek, including properties along Springwood Road, River Road and Mountain Avenue.

Source SES Hawkesbury Unit

EVACUATION ORDERS / WARNINGS CURRENTLY IN PLACE - PENRITH

Evacuation Orders are in place for low lying areas of the following areas;

  • AGNES BANKS
  • LONDONDERRY

Evacuation Warnings are in place for low lying areas of the following areas;

  • BERKSHIRE PARK
  • CRANEBROOK
  • EMU PLAINS
  • JAMISONTOWN
  • LLANDIO
  • MULGOA
  • NORTH ST MARYS
  • PENRITH
  • NORTH ST MARYS
  • REGENTSVILLE
  • WALLACIA
  • WERRINGTON

EVACUATION CENTRES NOW OPEN

  • Castle Hill RSL, 77 Castle St, Castle Hill
  • Cabra-Vale Diggers, 1 Bartley St, Canley Vale
  • Club Menai, 44-60 Allison Cres, Menai
  • Penrith RSL, 8 Tindale St, Penrith

Source Penrith NSW State Emergency Service

I reckon the M4 bridge would need to be under water for it to reach them…

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25 years teaching about storms and flood will do it.

Sorry, I disagree there. The lowest parts of Emu Plains are away from the river, because of deposition of flood sediment along the river bank. For this reason, Emu Plains floods from the north. A curious side effect is that, by the time that people living between River Road ad Nepean Street realise that they are being threatened, their escape routes are cut off.

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I’m not about to argue with an expert.

Is the school closed?

Kev we should appreciate his expertise and have him map out safe routes to the nearest pubs. :grin:

O’hhh Ive got that sussed around my joint Puss :wink:

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