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Severe Weather Warning for South Coast

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There's a Severe Weather Warning in place for the South Coast today.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected to continue due to a low pressure system directing persistent and widespread rain over the southeast.

Road update (9am Wednesday 5/05): 

East Street, Bega - water over causeway

Wapengo causeway - Tathra-Beramgui Road

Sapphire Coast Drive - tree blocking both lanes between Monchs Road and Bournda Road

Buckajo Road, Buckajo - closed from Bega Landscape supplies site to Grosses Creek.

Old Wallagoot road - closed at Kalaru end through to Penuca Road.

Wallagoot Land, Jellet Jellat - 3kms in from the Tathra Bega Road intersection.

Sapphire Coast Drive near Bournda road - water on road 

Stay up to date with road closures at Bega Valley Shire CouncilEurobodalla Shire Council and at livetraffic.com 

Observed rainfall totals from 9:00 am Tuesday to 8:00 am Wednesday include:
- 155 mm at Black Range
- 120mm Bega R at Kanoona
- 119mm Kameruka Estate
- 115mm Bega AWS
- 112mm Angledale

Foxground rain gauge has reported 82mm in the 3hrs to 8:30am Wednesday

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
    * Not drive, ride or walk through flood water.
    * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
    * If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
    * Be aware that run-off from rainfall in fire affected areas may behave differently and be more rapid. It may also contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
    * After bushfires, heavy rain and the loss of foliage can make the ground soft and heavy, leading to a greater chance of landslides.
    * Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
    * For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.