August rains, Illawarra drenched

A driver in trouble in Albion Park yesterday. Picture: Courtesy Shellharbour SES

A driver in trouble in Albion Park yesterday. Picture: Courtesy Shellharbour SES

The forecast for the rest of today is partly cloudy with scattered showers. A top of 17C is expected. Tomorrow's forecast is similar with isolated showers expected until the evening.

 Friday there is a slight chance of a shower and Saturday is mostly sunny. 

With the approaching start of spring, temperatures are increasing with  25C predicted for Wednesday.

Local SES units will be enjoying a break during the drier weather after the past few days.

After the last week's wind and rain, Shellharbour SES local controller Terri-Ann Hurt, said it didn't take much this week for them to be called on.

“The calls for assistance that we responded to were mostly regarding flood threatening, leaking roofs or flooded roads” 

The Shellharbour area experienced 46.8mm of rain from 9am on Tuesday, soaking the area which was still sodden with last weeks rain. 

Ms Hurt said despite the warnings, people were still driving through flood water, which resulted in a flood rescue in Albion Park.

 “If its flooded, Forget it” Terri-Ann Hurt continues. “It is not worth risking your vehicle or life to drive through a flooded road”. 

Properties threatened by flooding were sandbagged and other properties had leaking roofs as a result of gutters that were full. 

Visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au for tips to make your home storm safe and call 132 500 for SES assistance.

Send us photos and videos of the wet weather to kinews@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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