NSW Flood Watch: Tweed, Brunswick, Richmond, Wilsons, Orara, Bellinger Rivers

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Flood Watch for the Tweed, Brunswick, Richmond, Wilsons, Orara and Bellinger Rivers

Issued at 10:38 am EST on Sunday 4 April 2021 Flood Watch Number: 5

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR THE TWEED, BRUNSWICK, RICHMOND, WILSONS, ORARA AND BELLINGER RIVERS FROM EARLY NEXT WEEK

Heavy rainfall associated with a deepening low pressure trough off the northern coast has the potential to cause minor flooding in parts of the Northern Rivers and Bellinger River early next week.

The catchments likely to be impacted are saturated from recent rainfall, which increases the risk of flooding.

River rises are expected in the flood watch catchments in response to the forecast rain and minor flooding may develop in parrs of the Northern Rivers and Bellinger River from late Monday into Tuesday. Flood Classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service.

Localised flooding and disruption to some transport routes are possible.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Tweed and Rouse Rivers minor flooding

Brunswick River and Marshalls Creek minor flooding

Wilsons River minor flooding

Richmond River minor flooding

Orara River minor flooding

Bellinger and Kalang Rivers minor flooding

For the latest flood and weather warnings see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

For the latest rainfall and weather forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service.
Severe Weather Warnings will be issued or updated if very heavy rain is forecast or observed.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately


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