Heavy rainfall has lashed the Riverina in recent days and the Murrumbidgee River continues to rise as Wagga experiences one of its wettest Novembers on record.
Roads in parts of the region were closed yesterday as they became submerged under water, with authorities urging drivers to obey signs.
The Rock State Emergency Service Unit Commander Dani Fraser said volunteers had responded to 15 homes impacted by water on Friday.
"We have had a number of residents who have seen this before that have come up for sandbags in preparation in case it comes up," she said.
"Things have eased off a bit but we are expecting a bit more with the rain so we are getting prepped in case."
While the weather remained bleak, The Rock community banded together to lend a hand and get the job done.
"We have had a number of spontaneous volunteers who have come down to fill the sandbags while our SES members have been out sandbagging houses which has been absolutely brilliant," Ms Fraser said.
"We have had council dropping off the sand for us as well ... and closing the roads as we ring them and let them know water is over the road.
"I am hoping that the rain starts to ease off but we will just have to wait to see what the BOM comes out with."
Across the Riverina, 94 requests to the NSW SES for assistance were made in the 48 hours through Thursday and yesterday.
In the past 72 hours, Wagga has recorded about 64 millimetres of rain, while nearby Kapooka recorded about 124 millimetres.
At the same time, Tumbarumba captured about 120 millimetres as fast-moving waters engulfed roads and parks, challenging the height of bridges.
Tumbarumba resident Erin McPherson was able to capture images of flooding and rising water levels.
"We had some rain overnight and more is forecast for today; the creeks are still swollen," she said yesterday.
A minor flood warning for the Murrumbidgee River also remains in place downstream of Wagga to Narrandera.
"The rainfall in the catchments of the tributaries such as Kyeamba, Tarcutta and Adelong creeks will make its way into the river over the next 24 to 48 hours and then on to Wagga," a Wagga City Council spokesperson said.
The spokesperson also said Blowering and Burrinjuck dams have increased inflows and "the majority of the water is being contained in the dams and not currently flowing through the river system".
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