The NSW SES advises people in Richmond Terrace to PREPARE TO EVACUATE now, Monday 24 October, owing to predicted dangerous minor flooding.
Residents should monitor the situation and prepare to evacuate so that you can safely evacuate when instructed to do so by NSW SES. Wherever possible, you should prepare to stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.
If you remain in the area, you may become trapped without power, water, and other essential services. It may be too dangerous for NSW SES to rescue you.
What are we expecting?
The Bureau of Meteorology advises Minor flooding is likely along the Richmond River at Coraki and Bungawalbin from Monday afternoon with a flood peak likely on Tuesday morning.
Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology, the following areas may be impacted by dangerous floodwaters:
• Roads and bridges may close
This event may change quickly. We will monitor the situation and update our warnings if the situation changes.
For more information:
Listen to your local ABC radio station which can be found at reception.abc.net.au.
ABC Northern Rivers, ABC North Coast 94.5FM, ZZZ FM 100.9 FM, 2LM 104.3 FM/900
Follow services on social media @NSWSES or visit the SES 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.
This is a Watch and Act level warning. The NSW SES utilises the Australian Warning System to warn communities about severe weather and flooding. Learn more about the warning levels at: www.ses.nsw.gov.au/warnings.