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In Windsor, the Hawkesbury River has swelled to the highest point since 1978, exceeding the levels reached just a few months ago.
By 6am today it was sitting around 13.9 metres. In March 2022 the river peaked at 13.8, and in March 2021 it reached 12.93 metres.
Windsor Bridge, which was built to be flood proof, has been swallowed by the rising waters for the second time this year.
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned the floodwaters in Sydney’s north west could rise even higher.
There is an evacuation order in place for much of Windsor and Endeavour Energy said earlier it had to cut power in the area.
Residents in the Hawkesbury area are also eligible for flood disaster relief payments with the funding come from the federal government.
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Endeavour Energy confirmed it cut power to 4000 houses and businesses in the Hawkesbury region between Wilberforce and Wisemans Ferry.
“With water levels at Windsor Bridge above previous flood levels and still rising, isolation of power to the transmission line which supplies the major substations at Cattai and Wisemans Ferry was required,” the bureau said in a statement.
“These substations supply riverside communities as well as customers on higher ground not directly impacted by flooding.
“This is an important and necessary precautionary measure to keep everyone within our community safe.”
Windsor Police Station was evacuated on Tuesday just before midday and relocated to Riverstone Police Station.