Forbes CBD ‘an island’ as floodwaters slowly recedePosted by On

Flooding at Forbes peaked over the weekend but residents still haven’t been able to start the clean up.

The waters are receding very slowly in the New South Wales Central West town after the Lachlan River burst its banks last week.

Many buildings and businesses in the CBD remain inundated after four days of flooding.

Floodwaters still cover the Forbes CBD. (9News)

It is expected to take another day or two for the flooding to move downstream to Condobolin, leaving residents with a further wait before they can get in and start the clean-up.

Some have been able to return this morning, but for the most part, transport through the CBD is only possible with an RFS truck.

Resilience NSW will be the lead agency coordinating the recovery plan for the town.

Residents have been unable to return for the clean-up. (9News)

Multiple flood warnings remain in place across New South Wales.

There have been 13 flood rescues across the state in the past 24 hours.

The SES has 102 warnings in place, including 16 emergencies.

Residents at The Escort Way in Forbes woke up to find a kangaroo sheltering from floodwaters in the front of their house. Despite  flooding the family have decided to stay put because they have animals to care for.

Roo seeks shelter from floods inside shocked family’s house

“Water used for drinking or food preparation should be brought to a rolling boil to make it safe,” the local council told residents.

“Kettles with automatic shut off switches can do this. Water should then be allowed to cool and stored in a clean container with a lid and refrigerated.

“Bottled water or cool boiled water should be used for drinking, washing uncooked food, making ice, cleaning teeth, gargling and pet’s…

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