Almost 30,000 returning to flood-hit homes, but emergency not over

6/07/2022 11:12:00 PM

The flood emergency is far from over, with more than 6000 people evacuated from the Hunter region and another 5000 preparing to leave at any moment.

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The flood emergency is far from over, with more than 6000 people evacuated from the Hunter region and another 5000 preparing to leave at any moment.

Disaster payments will be available from today, and thousands are still under evacuation orders in Sydney's north-west.(9News)"Whilst it may be tempting for people to return home, we're really asking you to respect those evacuation orders," Cooke said.

In the Hunter, suburbs including Wollombi, Bulga and Broke remain cut off by floodwaters as more towns are threatened by the disaster."You live in this area, it is prone to flooding. The tavern is the hub of Wollombi.(9News)The wider Singleton region was a major focus for emergency services overnight as the Bureau of Meteorology predicted a peak of 13.8 metres on the Hunter River.

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But the flood emergency is far from over, with more than 6000 people evacuated from the Hunter region and another 5000 preparing to leave at any moment. Disaster payments will be available from today, and thousands are still under evacuation orders in Sydney's north-west. Several nearby cities cancelled events including parades and fireworks. EXPLAINER: A flooded football field in Singleton, in the NSW Hunter region. "Hopefully that doesn't happen to the next owner. (9News) Extra defence personnel have been deployed in the state's north, as the flood threat in the Hunter and on the Mid North Coast intensifies. He left the shells of 83 bullets and three ammunition magazines on the rooftop. NSW Emergency Services Minister Steph Cooke on Wednesday warned the state's flood disaster was far from over as the rain moved north, even as floodwaters began to recede in Sydney. A paper detailing the years of detective work is outlined in a paper in the journal Frontiers in Plant Sciences.

"Whilst it may be tempting for people to return home, we're really asking you to respect those evacuation orders," Cooke said. Lake County State's Attorney Eric Rinehart said he planned to bring charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm for each individual hurt. "She's really friendly, really chatty," Sherring said. "There's a reason why they are in place at this time and that is to protect you." Residents in parts of Penrith, Windsor, Camden, Emu PLains, Chipping Norton and a handful of other suburbs had been given the all clear to return home if safe by Wednesday night but dozens of evacuation orders remained. Suspected shooter Robert Crimo III showed little emotion during his court appearance as the prosecutor described his horrific attack. In the Hunter, suburbs including Wollombi, Bulga and Broke remain cut off by floodwaters as more towns are threatened by the disaster. (9News) With more than 350 adult cats currently in care, the RSPCA is asking the public not to forget about considering an older animal. A local pub in the region, the Wollombi Tavern, is just one of the many businesses impacted by the floodwaters after the Wollombi Creek peaked at over 14 metres this morning. He showed little emotion as the prosecutor described the shooting and said little besides telling the judge that he did not have a lawyer." Carlos Magdalena, a research horticulturalist who specialises in saving plant species that are near extinction, described the plant as "one of the botanical wonders of the world".

"Floods are just an insidious thing," Wollombi Tavern publican Chris Books said after the Wollombi Creek peaked at more than 14 metres on Wednesday morning. "You live in this area, it is prone to flooding. Suspected gunman known to police Questions arose about how Crimo could have skirted Illinois' relatively strict gun laws to legally purchase five weapons, including the rifle used in the shooting, despite authorities being called to his home twice in 2019 for threats of violence and suicide. Rare baby wombat arrives at Victorian wildlife park View Gallery As for Pippin, it is hoped her forever home is not too far away. The tavern is the hub of Wollombi. READ MORE: Many roads are closed in towns inland from Newcastle.. (9News) "We are a tourist town, without the tavern, we won't get the tourists, without the tourists we won't exist. "It really highlights how little we know in the end about our natural world.

"As soon as the water goes down, we can pull beers." The wider Singleton region was a major focus for emergency services overnight as the Bureau of Meteorology predicted a peak of 13.8 metres on the Hunter River. Singleton State Emergency Service public information officer Simone Merrick said evacuation orders were current in several parts of the region and the SES had been helping out in Broke and Bulga. READ MORE: One of the world's oldest elephants, Perth icon Tricia, dies at 65 She praised locals for heeding warnings to stay out of floodwaters.

"We just want to remind you that as the flood water does start to go down, you were not aware of the damage that it's done to the road underneath it," Merrick said, late on Wednesday, echoing warnings from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Premier Dominic Perrottet. "So please don't become complacent and start to drive through this flood water as it can still be very dangerous, even if it's not moving." READ MORE: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet visit Hawkesbury's Helping Hands community organisation in South Windsor after the floods. (Getty) The federal government's flood recovery payments will kick in from 2pm tomorrow for 23 local government areas . Late on Wednesday, the bureau cancelled a severe weather warning that had been rolling up the NSW coast for days.

Parts of NSW Hunter region go underwater as floods move north View Gallery "A low pressure system is located offshore east of Port Macquarie," it said. "The low is expected to shift further off the east coast through the remainder of tonight and during Thursday morning, with drier and more stable air developing in its wake. "Severe weather is no longer occurring in NSW and the ACT." Continue reading .