While the sun shines today the State Emergency Shrives (SES) and Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) have issued warnings about possible minor flooding for the Tweed, Rous and Brunswick Rivers and Marshalls Creek for Monday (5 April).
‘Heavy rainfall associated with a deepening low pressure trough off the northern coast has the potential to cause minor flooding in parts of the Northern Rivers early next week,’ says th eBoM.
‘The low pressure trough may potentially deepen off the northern coast early next week bringing showery conditions along much of the New South Wales coast.
‘Catchments in the flood watch area are wet from recent rainfall
‘River rises are expected in the flood watch catchments in response to the forecast rain and minor flooding may develop from Monday. Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the bureau provides a flood warning service.’
The SES have reiterated the warning stating that minor flooding means that there is the possibility of ‘low-lying areas next to water courses [becoming] inundated. Minor roads may be closed and low-level bridges submerged. In urban areas inundation may affect some backyards and buildings below the floor level as well as bicycle and pedestrian paths. In rural areas removal of stock and equipment may be required.’
For more information:
• Flood preparation advice SES
• Rural animal and livestock assistance contact your Local Land Services Office
• You can find more information on the severe weather warnings and river levels from Bureau of Meteorology website.
• For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.
• In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.