Record rain causes flood chaos in Hunter region

Hunter Valley Floods
Hunter Valley Floods

Flooding in NSW’s Hunter region leads to evacuations, rescues and hundreds of calls for help as forecasters warn of more heavy rain, including in Sydney.

Forecasters are warning of more heavy rain until this evening and the threat of flash flooding in Sydney, whilst a search is underway for a man lost overboard off a yacht just north of Newcastle.

Newcastle roads were turned into rivers of fast-moving water as emergency crews dealt with about 2,000 requests for assistance, including 800 across the Hunter region.

Across the state, rescue crews carried out more than 20 rescues from flood waters.

Dozens of residents in Raymond Terrace have been ordered to evacuate, where the Hunter River broke its banks.

Source: Record rain causes flood chaos in Hunter region