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Tullamore NSW: A five-year-child is missing after two cars were washed away in flood

The vehicles were trapped in rising water on McGrane Way Tullamore, north-west of Parkes, in west-central New South Wales, shortly before 8pm on Friday night.

A five-year-old boy is missing and four people are rescued after two cars were swept away by floodwaters caused by a heavy downpour on the East Coast.

  • Five-year-old boy missing after four people were rescued in Tullamore, NSW
  • All four were found clinging to trees after two cars were submerged in water.
  • They were transported to hospital while the desperate search for the boy continues.

A desperate search is underway for a missing child after flood waters engulfed two cars.

The vehicles were trapped in rising water on McGrane Way Tullamore, north-west of Parkes, in west-central New South Wales, shortly before 8pm on Friday night.

Emergency services found four people clinging to trees as water rose around their vehicles.

The NSW SES recovered stranded travelers in boats.

After they were rescued, the four people were transported to Dubbo Hospital, but a five-year-old boy is still missing.

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“Both vehicles remain submerged in flood waters and police will remain on site and wait until they can access the vehicles,” NSW Police said in a statement.

The vehicles were trapped in rising water on McGrane Way Tullamore, north-west of Parkes, in west-central New South Wales, shortly before 8pm on Friday night.

The vehicles were trapped in rising water on McGrane Way Tullamore, north-west of Parkes, in west-central New South Wales, shortly before 8pm on Friday night.

Traffic negotiates a wet road in northern New South Wales after heavy rain caused flash flooding across the north and central west of the state, and south east Queensland.

Traffic negotiates a wet road in northern New South Wales after heavy rain caused flash flooding across the north and central west of the state, and south east Queensland.

Flooding west of Condong, near the town of Murwillumbah, NSW, after a low-pressure storm system caused flooding in the interior of the state.

Flooding west of Condong, near the town of Murwillumbah, NSW, after a low-pressure storm system caused flooding in the interior of the state.

On Thursday, a police officer rescued a four-year-old boy and two women using only a rope and a winch after their vehicle was submerged in floodwaters in the Hunter region of NSW.

Authorities were told that three people had been trapped in a vehicle in a flooded carriageway on Lyons Road in Bingleburra, west of the rural town of Dungog, at around 9:30am on Thursday.

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The flash flooding was the result of a long storm front that brought heavy rain to many parts of Australia’s east coast, including parts of northern and western New South Wales and more than 300mm in the far north of the Gold Coast.

Flood warnings remain in effect for inland New South Wales and south-east Queensland after the weather system moved offshore, but waters continue to rise.

It is the fourth time this year that many areas have experienced flooding after heavy falls associated with the La Niña event.

In the city of Gunnedah, home to 9,000 people, the Namoi River has passed major flood levels, reaching the 7.9 meter mark on Friday night and is expected to peak at 8.3 meters on Saturday morning. .

In Wee Waa, just 120km to the northwest, flooding peaked in Namoi on Thursday and is slowly falling, with the BOM predicting it will remain above major flood levels into next week.

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Wee Waa, a cotton town, is protected by an 8km dam, however Narrabri Shire Mayor Ron Campbell told the AAP the rain destroyed local roads.

The scene of a rescue Thursday near Dungog, NSW, where two women and a four-year-old boy were rescued after their vehicle was submerged during flash flooding.

The scene of a rescue Thursday near Dungog, NSW, where two women and a four-year-old boy were rescued after their vehicle was submerged during flash flooding.

“If it rains a lot during the summer, surely we could have record flooding, probably something not seen since the 1970s,” Campbell said.

The wet weather had caused great anxiety in the community of Tumbulgum on the River Tweed, as locals saw the river overflow into their paddocks on Friday.

Many locals were very vigilant after major flooding hit the region earlier this year, Husk Distillers co-owner Harriet Messenger told the AAP.

“Everyone in the region is always very nervous, particularly so close to another major event,” he said.

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