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NSW SES is directing people within North Lismore to evacuate the high danger area via Union Street and the Bruxner Highway.

Once floodwater passes 9.15 metres on the Rowing Club gauge at North Lismore roads will begin to close.

The areas affected are: 

• In North Lismore Alexander Parade, Winterton Parade, Tweed Street, Arthur Street, Pitt
Street, Bridge Street, Slater Street, Flick Street, Wotherspoon Street, Baillie Street, Exton
Street, Terania Street, Currie Street, Boorie Street, Bray Street and Peate Street.

• In the northwest Lake Street, Hallam Street, Gibbon Street and Macaulay Street.

• And South Lismore streets bounded by Terania Street, Casino Road, Union Street and Wilson Street.

Why are the SES directing people to 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 has been set up at the Southern Cross University, Military Road, Lismore.

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.

Lismore City Council https://disaster.lismore.nsw.gov.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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