The wet weather likely to continue over the NSW/QLD coastal border region over the weekend, with heavy falls possible in Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Sunday and Monday.
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) urges communities to prepare for possible thunderstorms developing tonight and into the morning over the Northern Rivers bringing possible localized heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
Geoff Davis, Mullumbimby. At the meeting at the Mullum Ex Services on September 19, organised by the Mullumbimby Residents Association and the SES, a recurring theme was the state of our stormwater drains and dismay and frustration that there is no... Read More →
Disaster assistance for storm and flood affected communities in NSW from storms before cyclone Debbie has been awarded to Bellingen, Clarence Valley, Lismore and Richmond Valley LGAs.
For twenty years a local muso has been busking at the Lismore Car Boot market. Much of the community have passed by his open guitar case and in that time, many have also dropped in a few coins. Now it’s payback time.
A large timber bridge in the Tweed Valley which was washed away during the recent floods, and two major link roads damaged by floodwaters have been rebuilt and reopened.
Tweed Shire Council has successfully negotiated to push a temporary track through private property to restore access between Mullumbimby and the Tweed Valley after a huge collapse of the mostly gravel-road link during the recent floods.
Jimi Wollumbin, Uki Driving through the carnage in Murwillumbah this morning I was reminded that from Hippocrates day on, physicians have always observed the way illness follows war and pestilence. The outer environment cannot change without changes simultaneously being wrought... Read More →
Lismore business owner Stephen Kreig put the hard word on prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday, calling for government grants instead of low interest loans to help flood ravaged small businesses rebuild.
Lismore mayor Isaac Smith has one four letter word that he wants to tell prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who is visiting the flood ravaged city this morning.
Tweed mayor Katie Milne took to the air in a police helicopter on Saturday to see the flood damage across the Tweed from the air.
Most of the Lismore CBD will, however, remain closed to traffic during a clean-up of massive amounts of rubbish created as a result of the flood.
A woman’s body has been found on a flooded property at Burringbar in the Tweed Valley.
The northern rivers is awash with unprecedented flooding in most areas and around 20,000 people ordered to evacuate from Lismore and townships in the Tweed.
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 minor flood warning was issued for the Brunswick River last night as rain continued to fall in the catchment – but it was nothing like the beating the region copped two weeks ago.
As North Lismore residents receive the all-clear to return home and Bangalow Road reopens, Lismore City Council says the cost of its clean-up may be up to $2.5 million.
More than 12 hours after the rain had stopped, water was still rising in north Lismore and the SES sent out an emergency alert warning people they must evacuate before noon.
As Billinudgel’s resilient residents cleaned up and counted their losses on Sunday, at least one business said that an earlier warning from the SES would have saved them thousands of dollars in stock loss and damage to clients’ cars.
Update 9am Saturday: The SES says the weather emergency on the north coast has passed after the east coast low that battered the region on Friday has moved south.
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.