The Bureau of Meteorology expects Monday to bring the worst flood event to the northwest area of ​​Sydney since November 1961 nearly 50 years ago

The flood is expected to rise to high levels on Monday morning, inundating places like Windsor, Pitt Town, North Richmond, Freemans Reach, and Colo

Parts of Penrith and other areas along the Nepean were ordered to evacuate on Sunday as NSW battles devastating flooding after days of unabated rain

Communities along the Hawkesbury River in NSW are preparing for one-time flooding that could displace residents and disrupt supplies for months

Hawkesbury is projected to peak up to 15 meters, and state rescue services say homes and properties will be flooded, some to roof height

The floods will cut off evacuation routes and result in permanent utility outages, SES said as it urged residents to prepare for evacuation

The NSW Transport Management Center encourages Sydney and Hunter passengers to “avoid unnecessary travel, especially in flood-affected areas”

“A number of bus routes in the Hawkesbury, Penrith and Blacktown areas are no longer operating today due to flooding,” TMC said in a statement Monday morning

“In addition, buses are replacing trains between Schofields and Richmond on the T1 Western Line due to flooding However, buses cannot go to Vineyard, Mulgrave, Clarendon and East Richmond stations due to road closures due to flooding

“Buses continue to replace trains on the & Newcastle Line between Newcastle Interchange and Morisset on the Central Coast as severe weather conditions cause flooding in Cockle Creek

“Also, buses are replacing trains on the Hunter Line between Newcastle Interchange, Maitland and Dungog or Scone due to severe weather causing flooding

There are also a number of other minor road closures for a full list and the latest traffic information, visit wwwLivetrafficcom, download the Live Traffic NSW app, or call 132 701

You can check the current list of school closings here or through the NSW School Updates app

The flood event is likely to exceed the capacity of the emergency services, who have already responded to around 8,000 calls for help, said the SES

After the Warragamba Dam overflows, flooding occurs along the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers causing concern

Numerous people have already been rescued from the floods, prison inmates have been evacuated and more than 100 schools remain closed

Those who were rescued include an 80-year-old woman trapped in her car in Wyong on the Central Coast on Sunday

Police discovered the half-submerged car while handling another incident nearby and found the driver was still inside

An officer waded into the water on foot and rescued the woman before the car was pushed into the nearby Wyong River by the fast-moving waters

Agata Imielska of BOM said the severity of rainfall in the greater Sydney area would decrease on Monday, but the central north coast would continue to be drenched and inland NSW would be hit by rain

She said the northwest slopes and plains of NSW would receive four times more rain in two days than the total monthly average in March

Premier Gladys Berejiklian previously said the floods in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley could trigger another 4,000 evacuations

Parts of Port Macquarie, Taree and nearby towns have also been flooded in what Berejiklian called a “one-in-100-year event” for the region

The federal government’s natural disaster regulations have been activated for 18 local government areas across NSW

NSW School Closures, North Richmond Bridge

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