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May 19, 2022

Minor flooding around northern rivers

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A minor flood warning was issued for the Brunswick River last night as rain continued to fall in the catchment – but it was nothing like the beating the region copped two weeks ago.

Around 60mm fell in the two hours to 9pm but rain subsided before midnight, averting the sort of conditions the region saw two weeks ago.

Falls were high, including 90mm in 24 hours in Echonetdaily’s Binna Burra rain gauge but all major roads around the region remain open.

Upper Main Arm Road is closed, however, with water over most causeways and buses will commence from Palmwoods intersection today.

Other local road closures include Friday Hut Road at Emigrants Creek and Kirklands Crossing, Houghlahans Creek Road, Pearces Creek Hall Road, Back Creek Road and Paddy’s Flat Road at Kyogle, as well as Dungay Creek Road, Queensland Road and Terranora Road in the Tweed.

Across the state the SES performed 300 flood rescues, including three in our region. NSW SES Acting Commissioner Greg Newton said the high number of flood rescues was concerning.

‘We are asking people to re-think their actions and not to enter floodwater because by doing this they are not only placing their lives at risk but the lives of our volunteers who have to go out and rescue them,’ Acting Commissioner Newton said.


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  1. Upper Main Arm Road is now open but still a bit of water over a couple of causeways and some piles of silt on the road. 110mm of rain here on Sunday and Sunday night. Pretty mild by our standards


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