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NSW SES reminder for Chinderah and Tumbulgum to MONITOR CONDITIONS

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The NSW SES advises people in Chinderah and Tumbulgum to MONITOR CONDITIONS of the flooding on the Tweed River:

You should monitor conditions by checking warnings issued by NSW SES on their website and Facebook page, listening to your local ABC radio station, and following the latest weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology online.

What are we expecting?

The Bureau of Meteorology advises Minor flooding no longer expected at Tumbulgum and
Chinderah.

Moderate to heavy rainfall across the Tweed River Valley since Saturday has caused river level rises along the Tweed River and its tributaries. Rain has eased since early Monday morning.

Based on predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology low-lying areas may be impacted by floodwaters:

What you need to do:

Consider the consequences of road and bridge closures. Damage to roads, bridges or
buildings caused by flooding and landslip may still exist in your area. Consider the need
to make alternate arrangements for work, children, and travel.

Be aware of road hazards including mud and debris.

Remain vigilant as there could still be water in low-lying areas.

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.

If you are isolated and require resupply, contact NSW SES on 132 500.

Contact your Local Land Services Office for rural animal and livestock assistance at
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, ABC North Coast 94.5FM, ZZZ FM 100.9 FM, 2LM 104.3 FM/900
AM.

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.


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