Goulburn SES volunteers were ready to conduct a boat rescue at Goulburn Airport this afternoon. At the last minute the rescue operation was called off. Five people, stranded at the airport, chose to stay until the water receded. They were cut off from exiting the facility by high floodwaters over Airport Road.
SES volunteer Chris Miller said the stranded group had plenty of food and provisions to wait out the flood with.
He urged the community not to drive through floodwaters and to be cautious.
This operation follows a deluge of rain which has caused flooding throughout the region. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning with rain set to ease tomorrow.
Earlier today, SES crews were called to an incident in Tallong.
SES Argyle Local commander Robert Bell said a woman had driven through floodwaters under Barbers Creek bridge on Highland Way. He said locals helped the woman out of the vehicle and as a result SES assistance was not required.
The Argyle SES had received eight calls for assistance today.
Mr Bell warned residents that "rivers were likely to keep rising". He said Towrang Bridge was expected to close in the next few hours.
Further afield, a Taralga resident recorded more than 180mm of rainfall since Thursday, March 18. Swollen rivers, waterlogged paddocks and closed roads have become commonplace across the region over the past few days.
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