SES evacuate 60 people across flooded creek

VIDEO: Two dogs and 37 people rescued from Waterpark Creek

THE Waterpark Creek evacuation efforts wrapped up about 4pm yesterday after the SES transported 37 people and two dogs across floodwaters.

The road was inundated over the weekend after the area received more than150mm of rain in 24 hours.

There were more than 60 people stranded on the Five Rocks side of the road before the rescue operations began at 11.30am and SES coordinator Eddie Cowie said those who remained did so at their own risk.

"Ultimately, hopefully that will work out for them," he said.

"We will continue to monitor the situation."

The current of the flood- waters across the road made it too difficult for rescue boats to enter, so a "boat ramp" on a residential property was utilised instead.

Two boats were used during the evacuation and people were returned to safe land in groups of two or three.

Among the very first returned to safety was an unwell woman who was eight months pregnant and her sick child.

"We always make sure we prioritise people who have particular needs," Mr Cowie said.

"We ask people to really look at the conditions if they go anywhere... particuarly if they are going to areas that are isolated."

Mr Cowie said the road would remain flooded for two to three more days.



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