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NSW SES is directing people within the low lying parts of Kyogle to evacuate the high danger area via Anzac Drive

Once floodwater passes 15.5 metres on the Kyogle gauge at Kyogle roads will begin to close.

The areas affected are:

•    The Flats – Fawcett Street
•    McDougall Street
•    Walters Street
•    Willis Street
•    Larkin Street
•    Norton Street
•    Chauvel Street
Why the SES 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 following.

•    The Supper Room, Kyogle Memorial Hall, Summerland Way, Kyogle

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
•    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 North Coast ABC 94.5FM and local radio stations
•    Follow us on Facebook at NSW SES Northern Rivers or NSW SES Kyogle Unit or on 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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