Rain to continue over the next few days

12/06/2017 12:48 PM

Heavy rain will continue in parts of the northern rivers and mid-north coast today as the long weekend comes to a close with the heaviest falls (up to 120mm) being expected to occur through Tuesday, overnight and into Wednesday on the coastal strip between Yamba and the Qld border.    Heavier localised falls (up to 200mm) could be possible as a result of thunderstorms or if the low pressure system crosses the coast.

The NSW SES has been busy over the past few days responding to more than 350 requests for assistance,  the majority of these a result of leaking roofs which is a reminder to us all of the importance of fixing roof damage and keeping your gutters clear of debris.   Up to 282 millimetres of rainfall has been recorded during the past 48 hours to 8:30 pm Sunday over the Richmond and Wilsons River valley. This rain has caused minor flooding along the Wilsons River at Lismore and NSW SES volunteers were door knocking in parts of Lismore yesterday talking to residents about how to prepare for the predicted rain.

The NSW SES has been called out to two flood rescues.   There is still a risk of flash flooding and water on roads on the NSW North Coast and Northern Rivers areas, so as people head home after the three day weekend, the NSW SES is encouraging people to plan their journey by going to LiveTrafficNSW  or MyRoadInfo, delay travel where possible to avoid severe weather, slow down and take care on the roads. Please remember: never enter floodwater #ifitsfloodedforgetit


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