01 March 2012

[rfs-bluemountains-information] Flood Information sources & National Park closures


On behalf of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, please find below a link to closure information relating to the Blue Mountains NP. 

Please remember that significant amounts of rain are still predicted for the general area, along with possible minor-to-moderate flooding in some of the surrounding rivers and catchment areas.

As mentioned yesterday:

For further information, please refer to one of the following (as appropriate):

For life-threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately!
For storm/flood assistance, call the State Emergency Service 132 500

NSW SES Current Information & Warnings - http://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/news/
NSW SES on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NSW.SES

Bureau of Meteorology Warnings for NSW - http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

RTA Live Traffic Information (Including road closures) - http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au or call 132 701

Local Updates:
Blue Mountains LAC NSW Police Force - https://www.facebook.com/BlueMountainsLAC
Blue Mountains City Council - http://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Penrith SES Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/PenrithSES
Penrith LAC NSW Police Force - https://www.facebook.com/PenrithLAC

Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater!

Floodwater can be deeper and faster flowing than it appears. It can contain hidden snags, debris and contaminants such as sewage, chemicals and dead animals. Floodwater can erode road surfaces. Entering floodwater is the major cause of death during floods.

Above all, Keep Calm and Stay Safe!

Blue Mountains Emergency Services, working together.