THIS IS THE FINAL UPDATE: 8am Wednesday
The Hastings River has now fallen below the minor flood level at all sites.
Levels at Settlement Point may return to around the minor flood level on Wednesday morning (March 24) on the high tide.
The Camden Haven River at Laurieton has fallen below the minor flood level.
No further flooding is expected in the Camden Haven catchment.
A compulsory evacuation in order in effect for residents on the North Shore and Settlement Point.
Power supply is not likely to be available for up to two weeks, and ferry service will be unavailable for at least 3-4 days.
SES and emergency services have door-knocked and coordinated evacuations via watercraft.
Register for financial assistance
- Australian Government support payments activated for 18 additional local government areas across NSW.
- Quickest and easiest way to claim is to call 180 22 66.
- Phone line is open now, eligible recipients can claim today.
- Check eligibility at www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/disaster.
NSW DPI and Local Land Services work together to manage the effects of emergencies on agriculture, livestock and our community as Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Area (AASFA).
This includes the current flood emergency with the provision of Emergency fodder, Animal assessment and veterinary assistance, Stock euthanasia and disposal, Livestock feeding and management advice, and care of animals in evacuation centres.
If you wish to register for assistance, for emergency fodder or livestock support please call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647.
Wauchope Showground is opening the gates for people needing to evacuate stock. They have over 100 new stables available and the 16 stallion stalls are also available. If there are cattle that need to get to higher ground the showground can accommodate those cattle which are most at risk due to limited space.
Showground contact number is 0474 780 546 or ring the president on 0418 762 599.
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Many schools across Port Macquarie-Hastings are offering limited supervision on Monday, or are closing. Please check with your school about current arrangements.
Food and Supplies
Helping Hands is collecting food and supplies for people who have been evacuated in the floods, people who have lost their homes or have been displaced. If you would like to help out in any way even if it's a few cans of food please check drop off locations on the Helping Hand Facebook page or take directly to evacuation centres.
Helping Hand has six Port Macquarie drop off points, one in Beechwood, two in Lake Cathie, one in Wauchope, two in Bonny Hills, one in Laurieton, one in Kendall and one in West Haven.
Once collected at these points, food and supplies will be delivered to evacuation locations and families in need.
- Between Glenthorne and Taree - Manning River Drive is closed over the Martin Bridge
- Between Walcha and Gloucester - Thunderbolts Way is closed
- At Krambach - The Bucketts Way is closed between Saxbys Road and Roys Road
- At Failford - Failford Road is closed between Bullocky Way and The Lakes Way
- Walcha to Yarras - the Oxley Highway is closed in both directions
- South Grafton - Big River Way is closed in both directions
- At Macksville - Giinagay Way is closed between Wedgewood Drive and Upper Warrell Creek Road
- Between Thora and Dorrigo Mountain - Waterfall Way is closed
- At Corindi Beach - Solitary Islands Way is closed between Blackadder Road and Coral Street
- Acacia Avenue, Port Macquarie - now open
- Albert Street, Kendall - now open
- Bagnoo Road, at Thone River crossing, Byabarra - road closed
- Ballengarra Bransdons Road, Rollands Plains - water over road, avoid
- Batar Creek Road, Kendall - road closed
- Beechwood Road, Bain Bridge - road closed
- Beechwood Road, Yippin Creek Bridge - road closed
- Bellangry Road, Bellangry - water over road, avoid
- Black Creek Road, Upsalls Creek - road closed
- Blackmans Road, Blackmans Point - road closed
- Bolwarra Street, Port Macquarie - now open
- Boundary Street, Port Macquarie - road closed
- Bulga Road, Elands - road closed
- Buller Street, Port Macquarie - now open
- Bulli Creek Road, Byabarra - road closed
- Camden Head Road, Dunbogan - road closed
- Cameron Street, Wauchope - water over road, avoid
- Central Road, Port Macquarie - now open
- Clarence Street, western end, Port Macquarie - water over road, avoid
- Comboyne Road, from Hartys Creek to Stennets - road closed
- Comboyne Road, at Hyndmans Creek - road closed
- Comboyne-Wingham Road - road closed
- Comboyne Road, Comboyne Mountain - road closed
- Coombes Road, Forbes River - water over road, avoid
- Diamond Head Road, Dunbogan - road closed
- Fegans Road, Byabarra - road closed
- Fernbank Creek Road - road closed
- Flynn Street, Port Macquarie - now open
- Forest Hut Road, Telegraph Point - access may be available by 4WD between Telegraph Point and the Pacific Highway; proceed with caution
- Hastings River Drive, between Winery Drive and Boundary Street - road closed
- Hibbard Drive - road closed
- Houston Mitchell Drive, Bonny Hills/Lake Cathie - now open, temporary repairs at Long Point Drive
- Hyndman's Creek Road, Comboyne - road closed
- Jindalee Road, Port Macquarie - now open
- Kendall Road, including at Kendall Bridge, Kendall - road closed
- Kenwood Drive, Lake Cathie - water over road, avoid
- King Creek Road, Bridge - road closed
- Lake Road, between Ocean Drive and Central Road, Port Macquarie - road closed
- Lighthouse Road, Port Macquarie - road closed
- Logans Crossing - road closed
- Long Point Drive, Lake Cathie - water over road, avoid
- Lorne Road - now open
- Maria River Road, Maria River - road closed
- Milton Circuit, Port Macquarie - water over road, avoid
- Mooney Street, Telegraph Point - water over road, avoid
- Morton's Creek Bridge, Beechwood - road closed
- Ocean Street, Port Macquarie - now open
- Old Tip Road (aka Scarborough Way), Dunbogan - now open
- Oxley Highway, between King Creek Road and Randall Street Wauchope - road closed
- Oxley Highway, between Pacific Highway and King Creek Road - now open
- Oxley Highway, between Wauchope Cemetery and Mount Seaview - roads closed
- Oxley Highway, at Colonels Creek - road closed
- Oxley Highway, at Mount Seaview - major slippage - road closed
- Pacific Highway, Coopernook (North and South) - now open, under escort
- Pacific Highway, Kundabung (North and South) - now open
- Pembrooke Road, Telegraph Point - road closed
- Pipeclay Road, near Hartys Plains Road - road closed
- Rawdon Island Road, Rawdon Island - water over road, avoid
- Rollands Plains Road - road closed
- Sancrox Road, Sancrox - road closed
- Seafront Circuit, Bonny Hills - water over road, avoid
- Settlement Point Road - water over road, avoid
- Short Street, Port Macquarie - road closed western end
- Stoney Creek Road, Wauchope (near Secombe Lane) - water over road, avoid
- The Boulevarde, Dunbogan - road closed
- Wesley Avenue, Port Macquarie - now open
- Settlement Point and Hibbard ferries are not operating
In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.
Comboyne - Urgent water supply alert
- Council has detected a break in the water main - this is the pipe that supplies the Comboyne village. PLEASE BOIL, BOTTLE AND PRESERVE AS MUCH WATER AS YOU CAN! Council will update on the situation via its Facebook page but your supply will be out until council can fix the issue or provide an alternative water source.
As a result of severe weather patterns and flooding across parts of NSW, some Optus customers may experience disruptions to their mobile call, text and data services.
Optus is providing localised support in Port Macquarie and Taree evacuation centres where mobile devices and pre-paid recharge vouchers will be available.
Telstra has announced a disaster assistance package for its residential and small business customers. More specific details about Telstra's Disaster Relief Package for NSW can be found by clicking HERE
Telstra customers can call 1800 888 888.
CLICK HERE to check on power outages in your area.
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