Flash Floods Prompt Evacuations in New South Wales as Police Search for Missing Men

Flash flooding led to evacuations in parts of New South Wales on November 1, amid fears the worst may still be to come.

More than 700 residents in North Wagga Wagga were ordered to evacuate ahead of major flooding expected on November 3, local media reported.

In Bevendale a search was underway for two men whose vehicle was swept away as they attempted to cross a flooded causeway, it was reported.

In nearby Cowra, spills from Wyangala Dam combined with inflows from the Boorowa River, caused flooding along the Lachlan River, the New South Wales Bureau of Meteorology said.

Footage taken by Jason Ambachtsheer shows the Wyangala Dam overflowing. He told Storyful: “I am a Cowra local, been living in Cowra most of my life. I [have only] seen flooding like this when I was only 12 years old back in 1990.” Credit: Jason Ambachtsheer via Storyful

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