Flood warning for Northern Rivers
THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Flood Watch for the Tweed, Brunswick and Richmond/ Wilsons, River valleys.
Further heavy rain is predicted for the NSW Northern Rivers area.
Overnight, moderate to heavy rain has fallen in the NSW northern rivers and mid-north coast. Flood Warnings are current for Wilsons River.
Further heavy rain is predicted for the NSW northern rivers extending to the Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands.
This predicted rainfall may result in further local and main river flooding developing in the following valleys from today onwards.
- Tweed Valley – Minor to moderate flooding including local flooding in several areas including Chillingham.
- Richmond and Wilsons Valleys – Minor to moderate flooding.
- Brunswick Valley – Minor to moderate flooding.
The Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.
The SES further advises that people camping, caravanning and engaging in activities near rivers and streams should listen to the radio for updates and advices, camp well away from watercourses and streams and be particularly aware that roads leading away from unestablished camp sites could be affected before camping areas.
Farmers and other landholders should keep a watch on their streams and be prepared to move pumps, equipment and livestock to higher ground.
If you need emergency assistance as a result of flooding, contact your local State Emergency Service Unit by calling 132 500.
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au.
For life threatening emergencies call 000 immediately