An initial minor flood warning is in place for the Macleay River as of 5pm December 9.
Low lying areas are advised to prepare for a rise in the Macleay River as a peak moves downstream following heavy rain in the catchment area.
Kempsey Shire Council has recorded another rise in the Macleay River after recent events, and expect this to result in further closures of bridges that cross the Macleay River.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued an initial minor flood warning for the Macleay River at 4.34pm EDT.
Minor flooding is likely along the Macleay River at Georges Creek.
The Macleay River at Georges Creek is likely to reach the minor flood level (6m) early Thursday evening.
As this peak progresses downstream, closure of the following bridges that cross the Macleay River is possible:
Council staff will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.
All crossover and flood gates are open.
Council will continue to be monitor the situation and updates will be provided as information becomes available.
Up-to-date river levels can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website.
For more information head to council's flood information page or head to ksc.pub/flood
No flooding is anticipated at this point.
In the event of flooding, council urges people to:
Residents and visitors are urged to remain cautious on the roads for localised impacts and not attempt to drive through floodwaters or cross flooded bridges. Council's work teams are inspecting roads and any areas of concern will be advised.
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.
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