Western NSW towns along the Namoi River have been inundated with water, prompting flood rescues and evacuations.
Rescues and evacuations in NSW flooding with more bureau alerts
Farmers in north-west NSW are preparing to be cut off after the Namoi River broke its banks, inundating rural towns and sparking several flood rescues.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued flood warnings for the river, including major flooding at Wee Waa and Gunnedah after the river peaked early on Sunday.
State Emergency Service spokesman David Rankine said five low-lying houses in Gunnedah were flooded, while a levee was expected to keep water at bay in the town of Wee Waa.
Farmers in the Wee Waa region will likely be cut off due to the state of wet, unsealed roads, and have been advised to move their livestock and machinery to higher ground.