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Flood Evacuation Order for Dovedale and North Meadow

29 January 2013, 8:30AM AET

Clarence Nambucca NSW SES Region Headquarters

Issued Tuesday 29 January 2013 at 8:30am

Flood Evacuation Order for Dovedale and North Meadow

Authorised By: Caroline Ortel, Incident Controller

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for Dovedale and North Meadow at Tuesday 29 January 2013 the NSW State Emergency Service recommends that residents should evacuate now.

Do not delay your evacuation. Roads will be congested or closed. You could become trapped and need rescue. Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous and may place your life at risk.

You can choose to go to friends or relatives. If you have your own transport, an assembly area will be established at South Grafton High School, Tyson Street where you can obtain information regarding temporary accommodation and other help. If you need transport support you need to contact the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.

As you evacuate you should:

  • Take your important documents, mementos and photos
  • Take your spare clothing, medicines and personal hygiene supplies
  • If you are going to the evacuation centre, take blankets/sleeping bags, pillows and sleeping mats
  • If possible, check to see if your neighbours need help
  • Turn off the electricity and gas
  • Do not walk ride or drive through floodwater
  • Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates.

For emergency assistance telephone the NSW SES on 132500

 

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