19.9 C
Byron Shire
April 16, 2024

Flood warnings throughout Northern Rivers for Sunday

Latest News

School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

Other News

Has the state government responded effectively to the 2022 flood and other disasters? 

The NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSW RA) is under examination to look at how it has managed the response to the 2022 floods and other disasters.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation wins major international prize

Australia's Indigenous Literacy Foundation is the 2024 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature – a global award given annually to a person or organisation for their outstanding contribution to children’s and young adult literature.

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.

Step towards healing

While reading Michal Schiff’s letter (Echo 3 Apr) I am reminded of the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart’s request...

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.

The Harvest Food Trail Returns for its 8th Year!

Northern Rivers Food’s iconic Harvest Food Trail returns for its eighth year. This delicious self-drive adventure through the heart of the Northern Rivers is happening over four days.

There is a high chance of Flash Flooding along the Tweed and & Byron Coasts from Sunday.

Murwillumbah, South Murwillumbah, Condong, Tumbulgum, Chinderah, Barneys Point, Tweed Heads, Tweed South, Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads, Tweed Coast, Ocean Shores, Bexhill, Lismore, Nimbin, The Channon, Bungawalbin, Woodburn, Broadwater, Coraki, Casino, Wiangaree, Kyogle, Numbinbah, Chillingham, Crystal Creek, Uki ,Byangum, Bray Park, Chinderah, and Barneys Point have all been issued with a flood warning for Sunday.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises that ‘a low pressure system is forecast to develop near the northern New South Wales coast on Sunday and move south during Monday, bringing moderate to heavy rain to the northeast of the state, including the Northern Rivers’.

This rainfall may cause:

Tweed River – moderate to possible minor to major flooding

Rouse River – minor to major flooding

The Wilsons River – moderate to possible major flooding

Richmond River – minor to major flooding

Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek – minor to moderate flooding

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by dangerous floodwaters:

  • Low-lying roads may close
  • Low-lying farmland may be impacted
  • Landslips may also occur

What you need to do:

If you have a Home and/or Business Emergency Plan, review it now. Otherwise, have a conversation and plan for what you will do and take with you if you need to evacuate.

Consider the consequences of road and bridge closures and water over roads and make alternate arrangements for work, children, and travel.

Obey all signs about road closures and instructions from emergency services.

Never drive, walk, ride through, play or swim in flood water – it is dangerous, toxic, and may void your car insurance. If it’s flooded, forget. Fines may apply.

Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches, ravines, creeks, and rivers.

People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should raise their assets, including waste and chemical containers above expected flood heights.

Share this information with family, friends, and neighbours and help others prepare where possible.

If you are likely to be isolated due to flooding, stock up on essential items now.

Farmers should consider moving pumps and farm equipment to higher ground.

Contact your Local Land Services Office for rural animal and livestock assistance at: www.lls.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 814 647.

For more information:

Listen to your local ABC radio station which can be found at reception.abc.net.au. ABC Northern Rivers

Follow us on social media @NSWSES or visit our website at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

Learn about your risk at www.ses.nsw.gov.au/your-risk

Check latest weather, warnings, rainfall and river heights at bom.gov.au/nsw

Check road closures at livetraffic.com.au or 132 701 or your local Council.

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.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

New chef at Crystalbrook Byron

Joachim Borenius has been appointed as the new executive chef at Crystalbrook Byron resort’s signature restaurant, Forest. Joachim Borenius brings a wealth of experience, gathered...

Jungle Juice – squeezing the most out of life!

Four years ago, Guido and Natalia Annoni decided to swap the rat race for the jungle – heading north from Sydney with their kids...

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize. Broken Head surfer Leihani Zoric has taken out first place in the U/14 girls and best barrel (girl) categories of the Australian Junior Online Surf Championships.