EMERGENCY services were kept busy last night attending a number of flood rescues as severe weather continues to lash the Illawarra.
A man was rescued last night after he was washed away in the Hacking River near Otford.
A NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) crew member found the man in a nearby creek and he was pulled to safety. Additional RFS crew members then assisted the rescued man to higher ground, where he was assessed for injuries.
A severe weather warning remains in place for heavy rainfall, damaging winds and surf in the Illawarra for the next few days. Authorities warn to stay clear of flood waters and avoid leaving your home, except for essential travel.
Wollongong City Council report a number of “water over road” signs have been put in place. The following roads were closed this morning: Gladstone St, Bellambi, Carrington St, Woonona and Otford weir.
A spokesperson said the conditions continue to be challenging today.
For the latest on the roads visit: www.livetraffic.com/
Keep up to date with the latest forecasts from Bureau of Meteorology. If you need assistance with flood or storm damage call NSW SES on 132 500 or if it’s a life threatening emergency call Triple Zero.
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