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Evacuation – Riverside Caravan Park Coraki

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NSW SES is directing people within the low-lying areas of Riverside Caravan Park Coraki to evacuate the high danger area to evacuate by 7pm..

Once floodwater passes 3.8 metres on the Coraki gauge, water reaches the crossroads inside the caravan park. SES is predicting water levels to rise to a moderate flood level of 5.0 meters overnight Tuesday 29th March and possibly the Major flood level of 5.7 metres during the morning of Wednesday 30th March

The areas affected are:
•    Low lying areas of Riverside Caravan Park Coraki

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 following.

•    Southern Cross University, Military Road, Lismore

What we are expecting:
At the 5.0 meter level, SES expect floodwater will completely inundate the Riverside Caravan Park. Once Floodwater reaches 6.0 meter level, the river begins to break out the Coraki Boat Ramp and flows across Richmond Terrace.  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:
•  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 https://facebook.com/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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1 COMMENT

  1. I think it would be of interest anthropological to have photos of and comment from the people who have made their home there in the Coraki caravan park.

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