ORANGE and Cabonne residents are being warned of likely flooding events this week as a heavy rain band moves through the area.
State Emergency Services are stocking up on sandbags and ensuring there are enough volunteers to handle predicted flooding in Molong, Orange, Canowindra and Eugowra.
SES volunteers started door knocking low-lying residents in Molong yesterday evening and will continue today.
The warning comes as as a large rain band moves into NSW today and will stall over central parts of the state tomorrow, bringing heavy rain.
The SES announced there is more than a 70 per cent chance of minor to moderate flooding developing later in the week on the Molong Creek at Molong.
Minor to moderate flooding is also expected to occur at Orange and along the Bell River catchment, the Belubula River at Canowindra and Mandagery Creek at Eugowra.
SES Central West Region Controller Craig Ronan said he is confident of seeing flooding in the area this week.
“Given the floods all over NSW at this stage we’re treating this as a serious threat,” he said.
Farmers and other landholders should consider moving livestock, pumps, farm equipment and chemicals to higher ground, and people are reminded to never enter flood water.