Residents are being evacuated in Scone due to dangerous flooding

A major flood warning has been issued for Kingdon Ponds in Scone, where the local council ruled the river has broken its banks.

Several large roads has been affected by floods, including the New England Highway at Wittingham, which has been closed in both directions.
At least 77 homes must be evacuated due to dangerous lightning floods in the town of Scone in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales.
At least 77 homes must be evacuated due to dangerous lightning floods in the town of Scone in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales. (9 news)
Several major roads have been affected by floods, including the New England Highway at Wittingham, which has been closed in both directions.
Several major roads have been affected by floods, including the New England Highway at Wittingham, which has been closed in both directions. (9 news)

SES walks around knocking on doors to houses to be evacuated.

Evacuated residents will be asked to go to Scone Basketball Stadium for shelter if it is not safe to stay with friends or family.

Emergency services are urging people not to drive through floods where more cars are already to be rescued around Glenbawn Road.

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

It is the worst flood in over 30 years, according to Scone locals.

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

Sandra even fell after slipping on stairs in her home and had to be evacuated by emergency services.

Ernie and Sandra's home surrounded by floods in Scone.
Ernie and Sandra’s home surrounded by floods in Scone. (Jane Goldsmith / NBN)

“This morning, when I woke up, it was only up to the back fence line that we thought it’s okay,” said Mr. Threaten.

“And then all of a sudden I went to the front to get a cup of coffee and I saw the water running around in front of the house and I thought ‘uh’.

“So that was when we noticed it rising, it came up so fast, and it just caught us.

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

Torrent floods have also filled the area.

Heavy rainfall hits the streets of Sydney

It is unlikely that Scone will get much exposure this weekend, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting more dangerous lightning floods due to thunderstorms.

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