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Updated, 6.15pm: The SES is directing residents of Lismore CBD, North and South Lismore, Tweed Heads South and West, South Murwillumbah, Condong, Tumbulgum, Bilambil, Chinderah and Fingal to evacuate where safe transit exists and they are able to do so.
A combination of the tail of Cyclone Debbie and a cold front moving up from the Great Australian Bight has caused the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to warn north coast residents to brace for major flooding tomorrow and into Friday.
Update:A minor flood warning has been issued for the Richmond River at Kyogle. An average of 109 millimetres of rain has fallen over the Richmond catchment during the 18 hours to 3pm today (August 24). However, rain has eased since 3pm this afternoon.
Updated 6.30pm Sunday: Residents of Tweed and north Byron shires may return home after the SES issued an all clear for those areas. Lismore CBD is now also clear But an evacuation order is still in place for North Lismore.
The Bureau of Meteorology says up to 400mm of rain could fall over the north coast on Friday and Saturday. The exact amount of rainfall will depend on the eventual severity of a tropical low that is currently located over the Coral Sea.
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