Video from Joint Media Conference Updating Rain/Flooding in NSW

The Bureau of Meteorology, NSW State Emergency Service and Marine Rescue NSW held a Joint Media Conference today (Friday) at 12pm detailing the developing Heavy Rainfall and flood situation affecting parts of NSW. Video from the Media Conference is available to download here, in two parts:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Persistent and increasing showers will increase the risk of flooding in affected areas today and through the weekend.

There is a Severe Weather Warning current for the Mid North Coast and parts of the Hunter Forecast District, and

a Flood Watch for the Mid North Coast, Hunter and parts of Sydney.

Heavy rainfall has the potential to cause significant flooding along parts of the Mid North Coast, and will spread towards the Hunter, Sydney and Illawarra during Friday and Saturday.

Catchments likely to be affected by flooding are currently wet following rainfall earlier in the week. Residents and visitors in affected areas are urged to closely monitor warnings and updates over coming days.

For an up-to-date list of the most recent warnings, please follow this link:

Details of the Media Conference in this video:

When held:12:00pm Friday March 19

Where held: Bureau of Meteorology, Level 15, 300 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills

Who was there:

Agata Imielska, Bureau of Meteorology

Justin Robinson, Bureau of Meteorology

Dean Storey, Assistant Commissioner, NSW SES

Andrew Cribb, Director Operations, Marine Rescue NSW

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