The town of Forbes in New South Wales, Australia, is still cut in three by floods from the Lachlan River.
The town of Forbes in New South Wales, Australia, is still cut in three by floods from the Lachlan River. The water, which has spread over 3,600 square kilometres of crops and grazing Lund nearby, is reported to be dropping slightly but the New South Wales state emergency service has issued a snake warning to people trying to return to their flooded homed because many snakes have taken shelted in the roofs of houses.
At Hay further west an Australian Air Force Hercules has flown in 24,000 sandbags for the townsfolk to build a wall against the flood peak moving down the Murrumbidgee River towards them. The peak, which is expected within a few days will probably isolate Hay for about two weeks.
The floodwaters will also submerge about 5,200 square kilomtres of wheat crops, irrigation farms and grazing country around Condoblin north-west of Forbes by the weekend. Farmers have been told to paint the names of their properties on their roofs and prepare for air rescue operations. Most grazi??? have moved their stock but wheat and irrigation farmers and likely to suffer heavy losses.
East of the areas 500 people are reported to be out of danger, but Sydney Water Police have had to rescue eight children and four women.