Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons River peaking overnight and the Richmond River at Casino peaked Thursday morning.
As a result minor flooding may occur along the Richmond River at Coraki and Bungawalbyn.
‘The Richmond River at Coraki may peak near the minor flood level (3.40 metres) around 2am Friday,’ said a spokesperson for the State Emergency Service (SES).’
There is the ‘possibility local flooding in and around Bungawalbyn Creek with rural inundation south-west of Coraki and water could reach the top of the riverbank near the Coraki Caravan Park.
‘The Richmond River at Bungawalbyn may peak near the minor flood level (3.00 metres) around 6am Friday. [There is a ] possibility of minor flooding of low-lying roads and rural areas residents should monitor the situation.’
They have said that at Casino there’s a possibility of inundation of low-lying rural properties and roads around Casino residents should monitor the situation.
‘Residents in Low-Lying areas orlive along the rivers or creek should monitor the situation and act accordingly removing pump and stock,’ said the spokesperson.
‘People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should consider:
Refraining from driving or walking through flood water
- Road closures and flood isolation may impact on work, family and educational commitments
- Monitoring emergency warnings and severe weather updates on local ABC radio, NSW SES Northern Rivers Facebook Page and Bureau of Meteorology website
- If your property is at risk of inundation, please raise moveable items, such as furniture, as high as possible onto benches or tables, placing electrical items on top
- If you are advised by an emergency services officer to evacuate, please do so
- Securing outside belongings and before leaving; turn off the power, water and take essential medicines and clothes with you
- Farmers should move machinery, livestock, pumps and fodder to flood free ground’
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.