Surry Hills Community Centre flooding

Published: 27th July 2009

This morning firefighters from City of Sydney, Redfern, Darlinghurst, Crows Nest and Eastwood responded to flooding in the basement of a Surry Hills community centre. On arrival firefighters found the water level in the basement had reached the ceiling of the basement and had started to spill over into the ground floor. The electrical switch room in the basement posed a major threat until the electricity was confirmed isolated by the energy authority. Fire crews commenced the long process of removing an estimated 500 000 litres of water using portable pumps.