People rescued from floodwaters - Wollongong

Published: 08 Mar 2022 12:42pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have rescued trapped motorists from vehicles stuck in floodwaters at Wollongong overnight.

Just after 10:30pm, firefighters responded to reports of a number of vehicles submerged in flood water on Springhill Road.

On arrival, crews reported several vehicles stranded, with floodwaters rising up to the doors.

One person was on the roof of a car and others were trapped inside their vehicles.

In torrential rain and with flood waters rising, Fire and Rescue crews managed to safely remove two people from one vehicle, and a third from another.

In an act of community support, nearby residents provided the motorists with blankets and warm cups of tea.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for an emergency can be the difference between life and death.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.

For all life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)

For flood information, warnings or requests for non-life threatening assistance, call the SES on 132 500 or visit the NSW State Emergency Service website here. [external link].

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32-36 Denison Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

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117 Balgownie Road, Balgownie NSW 2519

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