16 Nov 2022

Central NSW swamped in heavy rain with no end in sight

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 16 November 2022

Central New South Wales is drowning under a deluge that's been going on for weeks, with no signs of it drying out any time soon.

In the small rural town of Eugowra, one person has died, and another is still missing, after locals described the town being hit by a tsunami-like wave of water.

A majority of homes and businesses in the town of Forbes have been inundated - for the second time in as many weeks.

And the river hasn't peaked yet. Even with all the warnings and sandbagging, people have been caught out: 14 people were rescued from the roof of the local pub overnight.

Phyllis Miller is the Mayor of Forbes. She talks to Lisa Owen.