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Man rescued near Otford as challenging weather causes havoc across the Illawarra

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 … Continue reading

Major roads into the Illawarra closed as torrential rain causes landslides and flash flooding

RESIDENTS are warned to stay indoors as a number of roads in the northern suburbs remain closed due to torrential rain. Bulli Pass and Lawrence Hargrave Drive (between Clifton and Coalcliff) have been closed to traffic in both directions with the heavy rain causing landslides. A number of smaller landslides have been recorded at Austinmer … Continue reading

Here we go again! Significant rainfall forecasted over the coming days

WITH the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting significant rainfall over the coming days, Wollongong City Council is working with Wollongong SES to provide residents with the opportunity to fill their own sandbags. Sand has been placed at four locations across the Wollongong Local Government Area, and residents are able to take their own bags and shovels … Continue reading

King tides, drenching rain, and wild weather lash the northern suburbs

THE Bureau of Meteorology is warning of significant rainfall and the risk of flash flooding over the next few days, with the potential for landslides or falling trees, and coastal erosion on beaches and foreshore areas. Residents are advised to be extra cautious, and stay out of any floodwater. Last weekend, heavy rains saw roads … Continue reading

Severe weather causing dangerous coastal erosion and rock falls

AUTHORITIES are warning residents to practice caution around beaches and headlands with the current weather conditions expected to exacerbate the possibility of coastal erosion and rock falls. Wollongong City Council report rockfalls and ground movement at headland locations in Thirroul, Austinmer, Wombarra and Coalcliff. Where it is practical to do so, warning tape has been … Continue reading

Bulli Pass gridlock as extreme weather closes Mt Ousley Road

TRAFFIC on Bulli Pass remains heavy with the closure of Mt Ousley Road after concern an escarpment dam may burst its banks. Mt Ousley Road was closed last night as a precautionary safety measure due to conditions created by a nearby property dam exceeding capacity following intense rainfall in the area. At this stage, Mt … Continue reading

Lawrence Hargrave Drive flash flooding and major beach erosion as extreme weather plays havoc in the Illawarra

MOTORISTS are advised to be cautious while driving along Lawrence Hargrave Drive between Austinmer and Bald Hill as torrential rain and extreme weather continues to lash the coast. Wollongong City Council have placed “water over road” signs on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Wombarra near the bowling club, and continue to monitor a number of other … Continue reading

Train travellers urged to plan ahead as the big wet impacts rail services

TRAIN travellers are being urged to plan ahead, expect delays and potential cancellations on the rail networks due to the ongoing impacts of severe weather. Transport for NSW acting Chief Operations Officer Mark Hutchings said unprecedented rainfall is impacting the rail network and some trains will be forced to operate at much lower speeds. “With … Continue reading

Sand bag filling sites made available at Helensburgh, Bellambi and Fairy Meadow

IN response to the severe wet weather, three sand bag filling sites have been set-up across the northern suburbs. Sand deliveries will be taking place at Rex Jackson Oval, Helensburgh, Bellambi Boat Ramp overflow car park, and Fairy Meadow Beach car park from 10am today (Wednesday, March 2, 2022). Each site has about 10 tonnes … Continue reading

Beaches closed ahead of abnormally high tides, heavy rain and damaging winds

ILLAWARRA residents are advised to take care ahead of this week’s forecast of challenging weather conditions. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a series of weather warnings for the NSW coast, including Wollongong and its northern suburbs, predicting damaging surf, abnormally high tides, damaging winds and heavy rainfall. The weather is anticipated to arrive tonight … Continue reading

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