Despite less dramatic storm conditions as forecast, Manly and surrounds was inundated with water today with many streets flooding and homes and businesses having to restock on sandbags. And it’s only just begun…
Heavy rains are expected to continue relentlessly overnight and into Monday and Tuesday, you can view the most recent weather alerts here.
Manly State Emergency Service (SES) continues to provide sandbags for those needing to redirect flood waters from their homes and businesses. Call 132 500 if you require assistance and check local SES unit social media pages for updates on sandbags and other hyperlocal alerts.
This afternoon supplies were running low but North Shore Cement and Sand have just this evening (Sunday, 6 March) made a three-tonne sand delivery to the primary SES base at 1C Quirk Road Balgowlah.
It’s been an exhausting day for our SES volunteers, many of whom are already redepoyed where more urgently needed elsewhere in the state.
The team responded to a call out at West Street Balgowlah a few hours ago where flood water was flowing into a pool causing it to overflow and threaten to flood their home. The team pumped water out of the pool and let it drain down the side path.
From 7am residents around the Beaches, but particularly around Manly began reporting extraordinary water levels around town. Here is a collection of today’s images and posts.