Central Coast Council steps up for flood recovery

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Central Coast Council workers have been on the ground managing road closures, responding to water and sewer interruptions and supporting emergency services, as severe weather and flash flooding impacts the region.

The Central Coast has experienced peak rainfall of 400mm over the past six days, with the flooding declared a natural disaster by the state and federal governments.

“Trees may be unstable as a result of the significant rainfall. Residents should call SES on 132 500 should their property be impacted by fallen trees,” the Council said in a statement.

“Council will continue to monitor local roads, waterways, water and sewer systems and support SES. For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call 000.”

Council says SES have crews have received more than 1057 requests for assistance across the Central Coast since the beginning of the event and are inspecting known hotspots for flooding and undertaking welfare checks with affected properties.

Residents requiring flood assistance or support can contact SES on 132 500.

An evacuation reception centre has been set up by Disaster Welfare Services, Resilience NSW to assist community members affected by flooding. The centre is located at Diggers @ The Entrance (315 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty) and is operating 24/7.

A number of agencies are onsite to offer support including Chaplaincy Network, Red Cross, Disaster Welfare Assistance, Housing Contact Centre, Salvation Army, Local Land Services and Samaritans.