River basins likely to be affected by flooding are currently wet after early week rains.
The weather system is expected to flood the river basins listed Sunday through week.
Flood classes (small, medium, large) are only defined for catchment areas in which the Presidium is active
offers a flood warning service. Local flooding may occur in the catchment areas without a flood class.
The catchment areas that are likely to be affected include:
Tweed and Rouse Rivers – minor floods
Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek – minor floods
Coffs Coast – minor floods
Karuah River – local flooding
Goulburn and Upper Hunter Rivers – minor floods
Newcastle Area – local flooding
Central coast – local flooding
Lake Macquarie – minor flooding
Flood warnings have been issued for the following catchment areas: Orara River, Bellinger and Kalang Rivers,
Nambucca River, Macleay River, Hastings River, Camden Haven Rivers, Manning and Gloucester Rivers, Myall
River, Wallis Lake, Paterson and Williams Rivers, Wollombi Brook and Tuggerah Lake
Another heavy rain forecast is made for parts of the northern rivers. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is forecasting heavy rain, harmful winds and thunderstorms in many areas.
In these areas, widespread precipitation is forecast, with a few isolated heavy falls being possible. Due to recent rainfall, many of the river basins in the northern rivers are saturated.
Steve Patterson, Chief Superintendent of the NSW SES Northern Zone, urges residents to prepare their homes now, especially during clear weather.
« During As the southern communities are experiencing the brunt of the storm, the northern rivers need to stay prepared.
« Bring or secure outdoor items outdoors or on balconies. Check that your gutters are clear and your roof is in Are in good condition. Cut any overhanging branches. «
Chief Superintendent Patterson said rainfall in recent weeks in the northern rivers has contributed to a number of waterlogged river basins. “This means that water runoff and flash floods are more likely in these areas.”
NSW SES urges residents and visitors to avoid unnecessary travel and to take the time to plan your trip and anticipate road closures and traffic conditions Verify when you travel.
NSW SES advises never driving, driving, or walking through floods as this is the number one cause of death in floods.
« It is important that drivers slow down and drive on the roads as well drive on the terms, « said Chief Superintendent Patterson. “If you come across a flooded street, please make the safe decision. Turn around, it’s just not worth the risk! «
Stay vigilant this week, listen to updates and advice, and monitor the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au.
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