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Regions of Australia hit with record rainfall Record rains force evacuations in NSW, but Victorians are staying put March 1, 2012 •Heaviest rain in 80 years drenches NSW •Evacuations at Cowra, high alerts at five towns •Warragamba Dam expected to spill in next 24 hours •Victorian residents prepare to evacuate Mass evacuation from NSW floods ACT dam about to overflow Victorian town inundated by floodwaters "About 500 people in homes and businesses in low-lying areas, mainly in Mulach and Hawkins streets, were advised to evacuate early this morning. By lunchtime, 200 residents had registered their details at an emergency evacuation centre in Vale Street, including 70 residents of the Sir William Hudson nursing home. Beds have been set up at the centre in case it needs to be used tonight night. Inside the hall, a small group mingled over sandwiches and cups of tea." "There have been floods, but not as bad as they expect now," Jan Hebron, 85, told AAP. Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/record-rains-force-evacuations-in-nsw/story-e6frfkvr-1226285665120#ixzz1nuPcKWII http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/