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Bureau of Meteorology issues major flood warning for Scone and the Upper Hunter.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a major flood warning for Scone after heavy rainfall on Friday, November 26.

PARKVILLE: Flooding on the New England Highway near Parkville on Friday, November 26. Picture: Nikki Kanar.

PARKVILLE: Flooding on the New England Highway near Parkville on Friday, November 26. Picture: Nikki Kanar.

The Bureau said moderate rainfall across the upper Hunter River catchment overnight Thursday into Friday has caused major flooding at Kingdon Ponds.

"Major flooding is occurring along the Upper Hunter," the Bureau flood warning said.

"The Scone at Kingdon Ponds is likely to reach around 3.90 metres Friday morning, with major flooding."

The Upper Hunter Shire Council said it had confirmed reports that Kingdon Ponds in Scone has broken its banks.

"Local residents are advised to take care and move to higher ground. The river is at 3.74m and still rising. Major flood is predicted," the Council said.

The Council said it had received unconfirmed reports that the Pages River in Murrurundi had broken its banks.

Heavy rainfall has caused flooding in the Upper Hunter town of Cassilis, with up to nine homes reportedly inundated.

ABC News has reported up to nine homes have been inundated by flood waters after 50mm of rain fell in the area overnight, causing the Munumurra River to rise rapidly.

In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.

  • Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
  • Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
  • Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
  • Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.

For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:

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