There were dramatic scenes in Penrith earlier today when a flash flood hit the area, causing major headaches on the roads and the evacuation of the Penrith RSL.
The Western Weekender was at the RSL reporting on another matter when the flash flood hit, causing the club to be evacuated.
It was closed for several hours but was expected to re-open tonight. The damage bill is unknown at this stage.
The rain caused flash flooding in streets around Penrith, as well as power outages in some areas.
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