Northern NSW continues to experience heavy rainfalls

20/03/2017 09:17 AM

Northern NSW continues to experience heavy rainfalls as a low pressure trough off the NSW coast has resulted in widespread areas of rainfall impacting areas from the Queensland border moving south to Sydney and the Illawarra South Coast. Since the beginning of this weather event (last Wednesday) NSW SES has received over 3300 jobs and responded to 85 flood rescues (10 were animal related).

Locations of greatest impact due to leaking and damaged roofs, trees down include:

  • The Hills 275 jobs
  • Hornsby 134 jobs
  • Coffs Harbour City 118 jobs
  • Gosford 116 jobs

We still have a number of properties that remain isolated in the Clarence Nambucca areas, locations include:

  • Shannondale, Braunstone, Middle Creek, Kangaroo Creek and Levenstrath – 147 properties, population impacted 368
  • Buccarumbi – 40 properties, population impacted 88
  • Kalang – 200 properties, population impacted 500
  • Thora and Darkwood - 200 properties, population impacted 500
  • Taylors Arm and Upper Taylors Arm – 46 properties, population impacted 115
  • Iluka – 1068 properties, population impacted 2669

More rainfall to come for the northern inland of NSW tomorrow, with shower activity to continue for large parts of eastern NSW during the week. With so much rain and flash flooding on the roads, NSW SES Volunteers urge people in these affected areas to stay out floodwater, and to prepare their properties now to help prevent any storm damage. Click here to learn what you can do during a storm

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued several flood warnings and a number of final warnings. To read all current warnings across NSW visit

People in these affected areas should consider moving livestock to higher ground and remember never enter floodwater.

For emergency help in storm and flood emergencies call NSW SES on 132 500 on 132500. If life threatening call triple zero (000)

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