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Singleton flood: Major flooding occurring at Singleton as Hunter River rises at Maitland, Raymond Terrace

Simon McCarthy
Donna Sharpe
By Simon McCarthy, and Donna Sharpe
Updated July 6 2022 - 10:25am, first published 8:27am

Maitland's flood gates have been closed and sandbagging has started near Maitland Railway Station to manage threatening floodwaters.

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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.

Donna Sharpe

Donna Sharpe

Lower Hunter Editor

Donna Sharpe is a multi award winning journalist who has covered news across Newcastle and the Hunter for 40 years. She started her cadetship with The Maitland Mercury in 1981 and in 1995 moved to The Newcastle Herald where she spent 17 years covering local government, crime and general news. She returned to The Mercury in 2015 and has been editor since July 2021.