NSW floods: Forbes mayor fears millions of crops will be destroyed as town goes ...

NSW floods: Forbes mayor fears millions of crops will be destroyed as town goes ...
NSW floods: Forbes mayor fears millions of crops will be destroyed as town goes ...
Mayor of town set to go underwater TODAY fears millions of dollars of crops will be destroyed

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Major floods are expected in the NSW central western town of Forbes after hundreds of people spent an anxious night evacuated from their homes, as slow-moving floodwaters continue to rise.

The Bureau of Meteorology expects the swollen Lachlan River to peak at 10.65 metres during Wednesday, inundating low-lying areas of the town.

Forbes Mayor Phyllis Miller says residents have been waiting for the flood for almost a week but waters are rising at 'a snail's pace' and she's concerned people are becoming complacent.

'It's just a wait and see game. It is awful and people start to get complacent because .... there (are) no signs of flooding and of course, that makes people think that we're crying wolf,'

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