INLAND FLOODS CONTINUE

22/09/2022 01:44 PM

Heavy rain and thunderstorms for the northeast today, increased riverine and flash flood risk about the northeast Thursday into Friday. Inland floods continue.

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms will continue to impact the northeast of the state today, due to a slow-moving low-pressure system in the region. The low is forecast to weaken as it moves off the northern coastline later Friday or early Saturday, before moving further east over the Tasman Sea into the weekend.

The northern half of the coast is expected to be the wettest today (Thursday), with riverine flooding possible from Thursday along the coast from the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and Hunter catchments.

The Bureau of Meteorology anticipates moderate to heavy rainfall and possible severe thunderstorms on Thursday into Friday, combined with saturated soils about the state's east, bring an increased risk of significant flash flooding. Gusty winds with thunderstorms may bring down trees and powerlines about the northeast.

To view all current weather warnings and monitor conditions visit http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings

NSW SES is preparing for the event and has pre-deployed additional personnel, and mobilised extra resources including aviation assets and high clearance vehicles.

NSW SES urge travel makers to monitor road conditions and if you should come across flood affected roads, make the safe decision, turn around and find an alternate route.

Plan your trip, avoid unnecessary travel and drive to the conditions, for more information visit Live Traffic NSW https://www.livetraffic.com/

Every flood is different. Impacts from recent floods mean conditions and environments may have changed. Future floods may be different than expected or experienced.

People in the impact locations should:

  • Keep clear of creeks, low lying rivers and storm drains.
  • Never enter flood water.
  • Stay vigilant and monitor conditions.

For more information on how and your family can prepare, visit https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/disaster-tabs-header/flood/

Have a plan, know what to do


For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500. In life threatening situations, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.


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