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Manly hit with flash flood

Manly was hit with a massive 90mm of rain by 9am this morning, and an equally impressive 86mm at Terrey Hills.

The flash flood closed local roads as well as the notoriously flood-prone Wakehurst Parkway all morning, with most of the rainfall drained by lunchtime.

A further 15mm – possibly more – will likely hit tomorrow which is likely to cause issues such as falling trees now the soil is heavily soaked, warn our local SES teams who have been busy working throughout the day responding to calls for help such as fallen branches and leaking roofs.

Streets around Manly Vale and North Manly were hit with intense rainfall this morning, 15 January. Photo: Manly SES

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500. In life threatening situations, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Meanwhile, in Narraweena and surrounds a lack of water has been a large issue, with the rupture of a water main on Waratah Parade causing widespread supply issues well into the evening.

Sydney water has issued a statement confirming “crews are responding to a burst watermain on Waratah Parade, Narraweena.

Network Technicians have isolated the main and repairs are underway. Approximately 108 properties may be experiencing lower than normal to no water pressure.

Normal water pressure is expected to be restored by 10pm.

A Customer Advocate is onsite working with any impacted customers.

Sydney Water apologises to our customers for any inconvenience.”

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