NSW town at risk of being cut off by flood waters

Residents in north-west NSW are being warned to brace for major flooding tomorrow.

The town of Wee Waa could be cut off by flooding as severe thunderstorms lash the north-west of the state.

It comes as towns in the area have already been hit by flooding including Gunnedah.

The regional NSW town of Wee Waa could be cut off by floodwaters tomorrow.
The regional NSW town of Wee Waa could be cut off by floodwaters tomorrow. (NSW SES)

Residents in Wee Waa could become isolated for up to 10 days, New England NSW State Emergency Service (SES) said. 

“The Namoi River at Wee Waa is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (6.40m) during Thursday and may reach the major flood level (6.70m) during Thursday evening,” it wrote.

“It is currently at 6.32m and rising slowly.”

Gunnedah in the NSW north-west has been hit by flooding.
Gunnedah in the NSW north-west has been hit by flooding. (9News)
Gunnedah in the NSW north-west has been hit by flooding.
Water levels could continue to rise as storms move across the state this week. (9News)

Heavy rain and storms have lashed most of the state today.

A severe weather warning is in place for Broken Hill as well as most of southern NSW, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said.

Forbes residents are barricading their homes and businesses with sandbags as they prepare for an evacuation order amid rising floodwaters.

How residents of NSW town are preparing for major flooding

“This rainfall may cause new and renewed flooding across NSW inland rivers and the Hunter River, many of which have been impacted by recent flooding,” the BoM said.

Broken Hill has already seen heavy rain overnight.
Broken Hill has already seen heavy rain overnight. (9News)

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