Evacuation orders are in place for several towns on the NSW south coast battered by heavy rain and flash flooding. Up to 200mm of rain hit a number of towns including Moruya, Nowra and inland at Captains Flat over the 24 hours to Sunday evening, with up to 300mm in some areas. There are concerns about Moruya where there is major flooding along the Deua river which peaked at 8m on Sunday afternoon. There were fears the Moruya river could also peak on Sunday night with moderate flooding forecast. The State Emergency Service has ordered residents in Moruya’s centre to evacuate to higher ground. “If you remain in the area after 5pm you will be trapped and it may be too dangerous … to rescue you,” the SES said. An evacuation centre has been set up at the Village Centre at Batemans Bay. The SES has also directed people in low lying areas of Sussex Inlet to evacuate with flood levels expected to impact properties. Sussex Inlet is forecast to rise to 1.2m with […]