Helicopters Winch People to Safety During Flooding in New South Wales

Authorities performed more than 220 flood rescues in a 24 hour period across New South Wales, according to media, as flooding continued to affect the state’s Central West region on November 15.

This footage filmed by NSW Ambulance shows locals in the township of Eugowra being winched to safety by a number of helicopters on Tuesday.

The State Emergency Service issued dozens of emergency warnings for the region as the Lachlan River was expected to peak in nearby Nanami at 14.60 meters (47.9 feet) on Wednesday.

Residents in the town of Forbes, New South Wales, were forced to evacuate by 7 am on Tuesday morning, as river levels rose faster than predicted.

New South Wales Premier, Dominic Perrottet said in a press conference that heavy rainfall was set to continue in affected areas throughout the weekend, bringing the possibility of further flooding. Credit: NSW Ambulance via Storyful

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