The community should be prepared for low-level bridges to close if predicted heavy rain comes to fruition, says NSW SES Kempsey unit media officer Greg Gill.
Heavy rain is forecast for the Macleay region and the Mid North Coast on Thursday and Friday.
Weatherzone meteorologist Sam Brown said the weather pattern is likely to continue over the next week.
"The area is expected to see around 200mm of rain, while some isolated areas could receive more," he said.
The heavy rain is predicted to cause minor flooding in the Macleay River, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issuing a flood watch for rivers from the Tweed to the Hastings.
Mr Gill is urging residents to stock up on supplies in case they become isolated, due to low-level bridges closing.
NSW SES urges residents and visitors to take care when driving in wet weather on the local roads and especially if when driving in upper catchment areas. Low lying rural causeways can overflow and are dangerous to cross when flooded.
NSW SES reminds people to never drive, ride or walk through floodwater. This is the main cause of death during floods.
NSW SES volunteers on the Mid North Coast have been very busy over the last month responding to 228 requests for storm assistance with the hardest hit areas being Cundletown, Wingham, Port Macquarie, Taree and Macksville.
On Monday, February 3 a "mini tornado" ripped roofs off about eight homes on Port Macquarie's North Shore and Settlement Point Road communities. The storm also toppled a number of trees and power lines were brought down.
For updates and advice and monitor the Bureau of Meteorology website on www.bom.gov.au .
For advice on how to best prepare your property, please visit https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/
For emergency assistance call the SES on 132 500.
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