A low pressure trough will deepen off the northern New South Wales coast on Wednesday and persist into the weekend, with the potential for significant rainfall totals to build up in the northeast by the end of the week.
This rainfall has the potential to cause flooding to develop in the following river valleys from Wednesday onwards:
- Macleay - minor flooding
- Hastings - minor to moderate flooding
Flooding will initially affect low-lying farmland and local roads near rivers and creeks.
Land owners and farmers adjacent to rivers and creeks should monitor river levels and the weather -
Be ready to relocate or secure farm machinery, irrigation pumps and other equipment
Plan/consider when to move livestock as roads may close early
Be prepared to relocate or move livestock to higher ground
Consider the impact of continued rainfall on business activities in and around the River
Never drive ride or walk through floodwater
For emergency help in floods and storms,
- call the NSW SES on 132 500
- NSW SES website: www.ses.nsw.gov.au
- Flood Safe website: www.floodsafe.com.au
- In a life-threatening emergency call 000 (triple zero)
- Listen to the designated emergency broadcaster ABC Radio Mid North Coast and / or your local radio for further information
- Road information, for local roads contact Council or log onto http://midnorthcoast.myroadinfo.com.au
- Road information on State Government managed roads go to the Live Traffic NSW website at http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au
- Rural animal and livestock assistance contact your Local Land Services Office
- Bureau of Meteorology weather forecasts and flood predictions including river height information are available at www.bom.gov.au
The SES is monitoring the situation. Keep listening to this radio station for updates.