NSW weather: Evacuation order issued for Forbes ahead of Lachlan River peak
-- Forbes is bracing for major flooding, with the Lachlan River expected to peak at 10.65 metres about midday on Sunday.
-- That's not much, but when you consider just how wide and flat the floodplains are out there, that's a lot of water going through Forbes.
1. to prepare sb/yourself for sth difficult or unpleasant that is going to happen;
an area of flat land beside a river that regularly becomes flooded when there is too much water in the river.