Friday, May 27, 2022


Avoid travel: Government urges commuters to stay home

Commuters are asked to avoid all non-essential travel as severe weather continues to impact the state’s rail network with flooding, landslips and trees on tracks.

Schools across Penrith to close tomorrow ahead of adverse weather conditions

Most schools across the Penrith Local Government Area will be closed tomorrow as the rain that has soaked the region for the past week delivers its finale - with some 150mm expected.

‘Teddy’ rescued from Wallacia property

Firefighters have overcome floodwaters to carry out a rescue of a furry kind at Wallacia.

Rain bomb fails to explode in Penrith

Just 7mm of rain has fallen in Penrith since 9am, with the area appearing to avoid another deluge in a major relief to local residents.

Evacuation orders issued; more rain expected today

Evacuation warnings have been issued for parts of the Penrith Local Government Area with residents being warned they may be ordered to leave their homes within hours.

Warragamba Dam reaches capacity, begins to spill

Warragamba Dam has reached capacity and commenced spilling at around 3am this morning, Water NSW has confirmed.

Penrith on alert: Up to 120mm of rain predicted on Wednesday

The Bureau of Meteorology now says up to 120mm of rain could fall in Penrith tomorrow, sparking concerns of flash flooding and dangerous conditions on the roads.

Sandbags available as Penrith prepares for downpour

Local residents can pick up sandbags from Jamison Park as preparations continue for heavy rain in the coming days.

“It didn’t feel real”: Dad explains devastation of watching house burn down

Oliver Lachat had just returned home to his two sons on Monday evening when he realised that his Glenmore Park residence had been struck by lightning in Monday’s violent storm.

Trees down, roads flooded as huge storm hits Penrith

A fierce storm has ripped through Penrith, leaving behind a trail of destruction and thousands of homes without power.

Hail, heavy rain smashes Penrith during freak storm

A freak storm has torn through Penrith, bringing with it heavy rain and hail - but it was over almost as quickly as it arrived.

Londonderry now the local focus; minor flooding possible in Penrith

Minor flooding of the Nepean River at Penrith is possible tonight, but the danger of moderate or major flooding appears to have passed.

River level dropping but SES crews remain on high alert

Evacuation orders for parts of the Penrith region remain in place, with SES crews not convinced they're out of the woods yet despite the Nepean River's peak continuing to fall.

Anxious night ahead as flood emergency continues in Penrith

Penrith residents face an anxious wait tonight with the Nepean River continuing to rise and thousands of people evacuated.

Residents ordered to evacuate as flood emergency continues

Thousands of locals ordered to evacuate as peak exceeds 1961 floods.

Flashback: Penrith’s disastrous 1961 flood

We look back at the 1961 Penrith flood.

COVID-19 testing clinics closed due to weather conditions

Penrith's weather crisis has forced the temporary closure of a number of COVID-19 testing clinics in Penrith.

“One-in-50-year event”: Penrith on alert for possible evacuations

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned that evacuations in some parts of Penrith are possible in the coming hours and days as flood conditions worsen.

Evacuation orders in place for Agnes Banks as rain continues to fall across Penrith

Persistent rain continues to fall across Penrith with some 120mm expected today. Moderate flooding is possible along the Nepean River at Penrith during the day...

Weather alert: Huge downpour predicted over coming days

Penrith residents are being urged to prepare for a deluge of rain over the coming days, with all eyes on a major downpour likely to hit on Saturday.