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Evacuation order for South Murwillumbah

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Residents in South Murwillumbah receive an evacuation order Monday morning after an evacuation order was issued for Tumbulgum in the Tweed Shire on Sunday morning.

The State Emergency Services [SES] said it expected major flooding of the Tweed River.

Evacuation warnings – the official preceding level to an order – were issued for Uki and surrounding areas as well as Fingal Head and Chinderah Sunday afternoon.

An evacuation centre was set up at the Salvation Army Tweed Centre in Banora Point.

Residents in Burringbar and Crabbes Creek were told to expect road closures as part of a Flash Flood Alert for Crabbes Creek Sunday afternoon but with major flood alerts in place across the Northern Rivers Monday morning, more flash flooding was possible.

Sandbags were available outside the State Emergency Services at 1 Kyogle Road, Murwillumbah just past the Murwillumbah High School.

The Tweed Shire Council said Clarrie Hall Dam was full.

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  1. Theres a lot of people trapped out in the uki dumdum area too.

    supplies needed. boats lifejackets and torches needed



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