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Cancellation of Severe Weather Warning this morning on the BoM website.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) have just issued a Cancellation of Severe Weather Warning.

The cancelllation covers residents in the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and much of the state

The Bom says heavy rainfall has eased over the northeast this morning.

Weather Situation: The low pressure system off the coast is becoming more mobile and shifting southward, which has seen a clearance of rain areas from the north.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Northern Rivers district of NSW, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

A Flood Watch and multiple Flood Warnings remain current for northeastern parts of the state. Please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

A Severe Weather Warning remains current for parts of the Riverina and Lower West districts.

Significant rainfall totals since 9am Sunday:

233 mm at Alstonville
214 mm at Goonengerry
193 mm at Doon Doon
145 mm at Mullumbimby Creek
127 mm at Lismore

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Don’t walk, ride or drive through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at: www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.


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1 COMMENT

  1. I feel I must compliment the ‘Echo’ on their no-nonsense flood coverage recently, with all warnings and estimates passed on accurately.
    IMHO – far better than ABC North Coast – radio or Facebook .
    Thanks to you all, please keep up this standard !

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