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About 500 homes remain without power in the northern rivers following the extreme weather that lashed the area earlier this week.

In a statement, Essential Energy said its crews restored power to almost 3000 houses in the region on Thursday, leaving about 500 residents still without electricity.

It said about 23,000 people had lost their power supply during the worst of the recent flood emergency in NSW.

It said power would remain off on Thursday night in the Tweed hinterland at Numinbah, Round Mountain, Boat Harbour, Murwillumbah, Ocean Shores, Upper Wilsons Creek, Federal, Eureka, Booyong, and Goonengerry.

A spokesman for Essential Energy said the biggest problem for crews trying to reconnect power was gaining access to many of the areas hit by this week’s floods.

More than 1000 NSW flood evacuees are expected to return to their homes in the region over the next few days, while about 23,000 people remain isolated.

With weather conditions easing, the SES is focusing on resupplying food and medicine to isolated communities, like Yamba and Iluka at the mouth of the Clarence River.


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