NSW SES have issued a flood warning for the Nambucca River; flooding is possible at Macksville and also at Bowraville.
The Nambucca River at Bowraville may reach the moderate flood level (5.80 m) this afternoon, with further rises possible.
At Macksville, Princess Street, the Nambucca River may peak near 1.70 metres around 02:00 pm, on the high tide with minor flooding.
These events may result in moderate flooding along the river, impacting residents in Bowraville, Taylors Arm, Macksville, Nambucca Heads and surrounding areas.
Based on the Bureau of Meteorology's prediction, it is expected dangerous floodwaters might impact some areas.
Over ground flooding may occur in the North Macksville Area. In Bowraville, High Street, could close at Lanes Bridge, and Wilsons road may close, affecting access to Macksville from Bowraville.
People in low lying areas of North Macksville and Kings Point should monitor the situation closely and relocate immediately to family or friends outside the impact area should the situation worsen.
Residents of low-lying areas near the river should keep an active watch on the flood waters. Keep in contact with your neighbours.
Farmers on low lying land close to rivers and creeks are urged to monitor livestock, pumps and other equipment.
Waste and chemical containers should be located well above predicted flood levels. Never walk, drive, play or ride through floodwaters. If it's flooded, forget it.
Motorists should avoid driving through flood waters, which may have washed away road surfaces and could be deeper or faster-flowing than they look.
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.
For more information:
- Listen to your local ABC radio station, follow NSWSES on Facebook or www.ses.nsw.gov.au
- Latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights: www.bom.gov.au/nsw
- Road Closures: RMS website www.livetraffic.com.au , 131 701 or on the Regional Road Information website www.myroadinfo.com.au