Rescuers called in as heavy rain hits flooded parts of NSW

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Emergency services were called to a flood rescue overnight as western and central NSW cops a severe weather system that could dump up to 100mm of rain. rain is sweeping across already flooded parts of central and western New South Wales, with authorities warning it will continue for days.

A severe weather warning is in place, with Deniliquin, Tibooburra, Cobar, Bourke, Broken Hill and Wentworth listed as the main areas of concern. The bureau is predicting six-hourly rainfall totals of 30-40mm with possible localised falls up to 60mm. Rainfall totals of 50-70mm are likely over a 24 hour period with possible localised falls of up to 100mm in some areas, as thunderstorm clusters embedded in the rain band move over the state.The State Emergency Service said they performed a flood rescue in Gunnedah overnight with assistance from Ambulance NSW, and so far have seen rain impacting mostly rural areas and not more populous town centres.

The service is urging residents and holiday-makers in affected regions to check its new warning system HazardWatch on its website, with more rain forecast for the remainder of the week as a second wet weather system moves through from Friday.


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