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NSW SES Watch and Act: Prepare To Isolate – Nimbin and The Channon

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The NSW SES advises people in Nimbin and The Channon and surrounds to PREPARE TO ISOLATE by 9am tomorrow, Monday, October 24, for up to 3 days or more owing to predictions that the creeks within the upper Wilson’s River catchment will rise

Residents are advised to  monitor the situation and prepare to be isolated by floodwater. Consider the effects isolation will have on family, work, and educational commitments.

You may be trapped without power, water, and other essential services and it may be too
dangerous for NSW SES to rescue you.

What are we expecting?

Flash flooding and rising floodwaters will result in road, causeway and culvert closures.

What you need to do:

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

Be prepared – you may be isolated for an extended period of time. Make sure you have
essential supplies prepared to last for at least three to five days, including food, drinking
water, medications, pet food, and animal feed.

Be prepared – you may lose services including power, communications, water, sewerage,
and gas. Relocate waste containers, chemicals, and poisons well above the flood level.
Companion animals and livestock should be relocated to higher ground that will not
become an island.

Monitor the situation closely for updates on rain and river conditions.
Share this information with family, friends, and neighbours, and help others prepare for
isolation where possible.

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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