Residents were evacuated silently due to severe flooding

A major flood warning was issued for Kingdon Ponds in Scone as the local council reported that the river had broken its banks.

big kit roads It has been affected by flood waters, including the New England Highway in Whittingham, which has been closed in both directions.
At least 77 homes must be evacuated due to dangerous flash floods in Scone, Upper Hunter, New South Wales.
At least 77 homes must be evacuated due to dangerous flash floods in Scone, Upper Hunter, New South Wales. (9 news)
Several major roads were affected by the floodwaters, including the New England Highway in Whittingham, which was closed in both directions.
Several major roads were affected by the floodwaters, including the New England Highway in Whittingham, which was closed in both directions. (9 news)

SES turns and knocks on the doors of houses that must be evacuated.

Evacuated residents will be asked to head to Scone basketball court for shelter if it is not safe to stay with friends or family.

Emergency services are urging people not to drive through flood waters, as many cars around Glenbaun Road already have to be rescued.

A major flood warning has been issued for Kingdon Ponds in Scone with the local council reporting that the river has broken its banks.
A major flood warning has been issued for Kingdon Ponds in Scone. (9 news)

According to local residents, this is the worst flood in more than 30 years.

Ernie and Sandra True are just two of the many residents whose homes have been flooded.

Sandra even fell after slipping down the stairs of her home and had to be evacuated by emergency services.

Ernie and Sandra's house is surrounded by flood waters in a stillness.
Ernie and Sandra’s house surrounded by flood waters in Scone. (Jane Goldsmith/NBN)

“This morning when I woke up, it was just on the back line of fence, we thought it was okay,” said Mr. True.

Then all of a sudden I walked forward for a cup of coffee and saw water gushing around the front of the house and thought ‘Uh.

“So when we noticed it was going up, it showed up that fast and I just grabbed us.

“This is the worst we’ve ever seen. But we’ll stay here as long as we can, nothing we can do.”

Heavy floods also filled the pastures in the area.

Heavy rain hits the streets of Sydney

Scone is unlikely to receive much delay this weekend, as the Met Office predicts more severe flooding due to thunderstorms.

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