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NSW SES is directing people within the low-lying areas of Lennox Head to evacuate now.

These areas include:
– Eastern side of Byron Bay Road, between Byron Street and Greenfield Road
– Properties on lakeside Way
– Sailfish Avenue
– Snapper Drive
– Anchorage Avenue
– Western end of Outrigger Road
– Western end of Caloola Road
– Pintail Lane
– Hurtley Drive, south of Gradwell Drive

Why evacuate?

Once floodwater 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 will be established.

If you are currently in self-isolation due to COVID-19, contact the Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055 before leaving, where possible.

You may now be trapped without power, water, and other essential services. It may be too dangerous for NSW SES to rescue you.

What you need to do:

– Take shelter in the highest place in your area if safe to do so.
– Keep moving to stay above the rising water level if necessary.
– Do not start driving in affected areas during flash flooding.
– Lift possessions and important items above the potential floodwater height.
– Take pets, essential items, warm clothes, medicines, insurance documents and valuables with you.

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 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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