Minor flood warning for Manning and Gloucester rivers | Manning River Times

Date: 2021-12-09 04:00:44

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The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued an initial minor flood warning for the Manning and Gloucester rivers. Minor flooding is likely at Wingham from Thursday afternoon, December 9, and possibly at Croki on Friday morning’s high tide. Heavy rainfall has been recorded across the Gloucester, Barrington and Manning River catchments during Wednesday night, the bureau says. RELATED: Queensland woman dies as floods sweep her car away This has caused rapid river level rises in local and main tributaries along these rivers. Upstream of Wingham, Mount George is currently steady at a peak, with the main flood peak currently arriving at Killawarra. Taree is likely to remain below the minor flood level (1.8 metres). RELATED: Men rescued from floodwaters at Burrell Creek Rises are expected at Croki, though is likely to remain below the minor flood level (1.5 metres). Harrington is likely to remain below the minor flood level (1.9 metres). Further rainfall is forecast for the Mid North Coast from Thursday, December 9 into Friday, December 10 with renewed rises possible. The BOM is closely monitoring the situation and will issue revised predictions where necessary. In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500. For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts: * NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au * RMS Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com * Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/midnorth.shtml * Latest NSW Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/ * Rainfall Forecasts: www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ * BOM NSW Twitter: www.twitter.com/BOM_NSW

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