Wednesday 6 July 2022 01:00 AM Sydney weather: Hunter town of Broke cut off as flood crisis moves to NSW mid ... trends now
A historic tiny township has been completely cut off as NSW's latest flood crisis worsens and heads north to cause more chaos.
Severe weather warnings remain in place as Sydney woke up to its fifth consecutive morning of relentless rain after more than a month's worth since Saturday.
The number of residents issued with evacuation orders and warnings has soared to more than 55,000 with parts of the Central Coast and Hunter now isolated.
All roads in and out of the Hunter town of Broke were cut off shortly after 5pm on Tuesday.
Residents were warned that once flood water began to inundate the area, road access, water, sewerage, power, phones and internet could be lost.
NSW RFS crews assisted the SES with the doorknocking and evacuating families after Tuggerah Lakes reached major flood levels
The NSW Hunter town of Broke is now completely cut of by floodwaters
SES crews spent the night wading through chest high water throughout the town while the local RFS rescued two people from a floating cat after they attempted to drive across a flooded bridge.
Residents in nearby Combo, Glenridding, Dunolly, Whittingham and Scotts Flat were also ordered to leave as river levels at Bulga have reached their highest in 70 years.
Singleton could be next to be cut off, where the Lower Hunter River could reach 13.80 metres with further rises possible, the Bureau of Meteorology warned.
'The heaviest rainfall has cleared the Hunter catchment, however further rainfall is forecast for Wednesday, which may cause further river level rises and prolonged flooding,' the bureau said.
This situation is being closely monitored, and revised predictions will be provided as necessary.
It comes after hundreds of Central Coast residents were ordered to leave as floodwaters inundated Tuggerah Lake at Long Jetty putting 19 suburbs at risk.
The township of Yarramalong along the Wyong Rover was also cut off with
The NSW mid north coast is now on flood alert as drenching rains that lashed Sydney move north.
Showers and possible storms are forecast for the Northern Rivers region, which had the most devastating floods in its history only a few months ago.
For the Mid North Coast, the Hunter and parts of the Northern Tablelands the rain will add to flooding already being experienced.
Some parts of of the NSW Central Coast remain cut off. Pictured are fuel and