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Nimbin: emergency community fire meeting today

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A community meeting is being held in Nimbin Town Hall, 45 Cullen Street, at 4pm today (Sunday 10 November) to update residents on the current bushfire conditions.

Representatives from NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), police, SES, Lismore Council, Essential Energy and Public Works will be there to inform the community and answer questions.

Changing weather conditions due on Tuesday and Wednesday are of serious concern and the RFS is reminding people that now is the time to prepare properties, remove debris and plant matter away form buildings and homes.

Evacuation centre

Currently there are no evacuation alerts in place however, the Nimbin Showground has been best up as an evacuation centre.

The alert was downgraded from Emergency Warning last night to Watch and Act.

If you are in the area of Tuntable Falls and your plan is to leave, leave towards Nimbin.

If you are in the area of Terania Creek Road and Terania Creek and your plan is to leave, leave towards The Channon.

Check updates

The Rural Firebrigade Service (RFS) has reminded everyone to check their emergency response plans. The advice residents to regularly check the Fires Near Me website and the RFS Major Fires Updates page for the most recent information. These sites are updated as changes occur.


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1 COMMENT

  1. You perhaps didn’t get my message here: that I’m not a mediator for you, ‘twixt you & our local radio.
    I finally got them to issue a message re. the event 25mins before it. Not good. Please know to liaise when it matters. Like now.

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