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The flood warning for Mullumbimby has been downgraded to ‘possible moderate flooding’.

10:21am UPDATE

Brunswick River:

We’ve had a bit of easing of rainfall, but we are expecting to see renewed river rises and it’s expected to beef up during the day.

Moderate flooding is occurring along the Brunswick River at Mullumbimby’s Federation Bridge, with major flooding possible.

The Brunswick River at Mullumbimby (Federation Bridge) may reach the major flood level (4.50 m) Tuesday afternoon


The SES says low lying parts of Mullumbimby and CBD need to Evacuate by 7am.

NSW SES is directing people within Mullumbimby to evacuate the high danger area via Argyle Street and Jubilee Avenue.

Once floodwater passes 4.35 metres on the Mullumbimby (Federation Bridge) gauge at Mullumbimby roads will begin to close.

The areas affected are:
•    Ross industrial area, Fern Street, Main Arm Road, Left Bank Road, Jubilee Avenue
Mullumbimby High School
•    Mullumbimby CBD Bounded by Brunswick River, Manns Road and Ceder Street

Why we are directing people to evacuate.
Once flood water begins inundating the area road access water, sewerage, power, phones and internet may be lost. If you remain in the area you will be trapped and it may be too dangerous for SES to rescue you.

Where to go if Evacuation is required:
Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements. If you are unable to, an evacuation centre has been set up at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club, 58 Dalley St, Mullumbimby.

What we are expecting:
Once floodwater begins inundating the area, road access may be cut. If you remain in the area after this time, you may become trapped and it may be too dangerous for NSW SES to rescue you.

What you need to do:
Low lying properties Simple
•  Lift possessions and important items above the predicted flood height
•     Take pets, essential items, warm clothes, medicines, insurance documents and valuables with you.
•     Leave as early as possible to avoid restricted roads.
•    Share this information with family, friends and neighbours and help others where possible.

For more information on: 
•    For the latest information listen to your local ABC radio station,
•    Follow us on Facebook at /NSWSES or our website at www.ses.nsw.gov.au
•    Latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/
•    Road Closures: www.livetraffic.com.au or http://www.myroadinfo.com.au

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.

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