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Minor and moderate flood warnings continue for Northern Rivers

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2.30pm Sunday December 13

For help during floods and storms people should call the SES on 132 500.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds, heavy rainfall, abnormally high tides and damaging surf for the Northern Rivers. With high rainfall of 295mm between 9pm and 7am this morning (Sunday) in Main Arm, a total of 231mm of rain was recorded at Mullumbimby from 9am Saturday to 4am Sunday.

The rainfall combined with a king tide there have also been numerous road closures in Ballina Shire which will continue to be updated as wet weather conditions continue.

Current minor to moderate flood warnings have been issued throughout the northern Rivers by the state Emergency Services (SES) as they predict more rain over the next 24 hours. Warnings are currently in place for the Tweed River at Tumbulgum and Chinderah, levels at Murwillumbah are expected to remain below minor flood level while the Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek also hav ea minor to moderate warning in place.

‘The river level along Marshalls Creek at Billinudgel has peaked around 2.4 metres at 5am Sunday (13 December) below the minor flood level. The main flood peak along Marshalls Creek is now travelling downstream of Billinudgel,’ said the SES in a recent press release.

‘Very heavy rainfall was recorded across the Tweed River overnight Saturday, with some easing observed this morning. River levels along the Tweed River at Uki, Oxley River at Eungella and the Rous River at Chillingham peaked this morning.

‘A Flood Watch and Severe Weather Warning are current for the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast.’

Despite the rain easing there are further forecasts of heavy falls across the Northern Rivers later on Sunday and into Monday.

A hazardous surf warning for the Northern Rivers coast is in place. The storm surges are expected to cause further erosion on beaches at Byron Bay.

Byron Shire

Byron Shire Council staff are rostered on 24hrs across the weekend and are monitoring drainage systems and clearing blockages. People who see blocked drains are asked to contact Council’s emergency after hours number 6622 7022.

The new Byron Shire Emergency Dashboard has direct links to these agencies and people should bookmark the website www.emergency.byron.nsw.gov.au.

It will have the latest information from the SES and BOM websites as well as their Facebook feeds.

Ballina Shire road closures

The following roads are CLOSED due to FLOODING in Ballina Shire:

  • Friday Hut Road @ Kirklands Crossing
  • Pearces Creek Hall Road @ Pearces Creek.

Water is over the following roads, please proceed with CAUTION:

  • Dalwood Road @ Youngmans Creek
  • Houghlahans Creek Road @ Tooheys Mill Road
  • Houghlahans Creek Road Causeways
  • Lindendale Road @ Marom Creek
  • Old Bangalow Road to George Street, Tintenbar
  • Ross Lane @ Deadmans Creek.

For up to date road closures and cautions visit myroadinfo.com.au

 

 


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