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Major floods in the Upper Hunter still possible as November rainfall records fall

Simon McCarthy
By Simon McCarthy
Updated November 28 2021 - 6:24am, first published November 27 2021 - 9:20am
The Hunter River bursts it banks at Singleton, where waters are expected to peak - and potentially exceed major flood levels - into Sunday. Picture: Peter Lorimer

A lone senior constable, stationed in the tiny Upper Hunter village of Cassilis on the banks of the Munmurra River has been praised by his Chief Inspector after he dashed to the aid of his neighbours when around six homes were inundated by floodwaters in the early hours of Friday morning.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a digital journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes and produces video and multimedia for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine, and co-produces the Toohey's News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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