Severe weather on way – stay safe

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Minor to moderate flooding is expected across the Northern Rivers over the coming days due to the current severe weather event.

Up to 180mm is expected today and tomorrow along the coastal fringe with more intense rain tomorrow, then the low should move south and off shore.

The NSW Police have activated the Ocean Shores Country Club as an Evacuation Centre due to potential flooding and landslips.

They say residents should be prepared to follow advice and evacuate early if told to do so.

“I urge Byron Shire residents keep themselves informed with the Bureau of Meteorology and SES updates, local ABC Radio and Council’s Emergency Dashboard,” Byron Shire Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway said.

“Weather events like this can compromise the emergency roadworks we’ve been doing over the last month, so we are asking people to take extra care on the roads and avoid travel in the hinterland areas if possible.”

“It’s also important to note that roads could be closed without warning,” he said.

“We realise this can be frustrating, but the safety of our community is the highest priority,” Mr Holloway said.

For updates from the BOM and SES go to Council’s Emergency Dashboard.

MULLUMBIMBY RECOVERY PRECINCT UPDATE

The Mullumbimby Recovery Centre at the Civic Hall has closed earlier than normal today and may remain closed for several days due to the weather.

Remember that you can access a whole range of assistance and services via the Service NSW website:

Storm and flood customer care service | Service NSW

Did you know you can also book an appointment with a flood recovery customer care specialist? This service provides personalised one-on-one support. Make a booking to speak to a customer care specialist. Book an appointment.

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