Minor flood watch for Manning River | Manning River Times

Date: 2021-11-10 10:29:23

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NSW SES has issued a warning for possible widespread flooding for large parts of NSW from late Wednesday, November 10. Wet and stormy weather will redevelop over much of NSW from Wednesday, as a deep low pressure system interacts with very humid tropical air. Widespread rainfall across NSW is expected through the second half of the week. Very intense rainfall rates are likely for some areas, most likely over the north from late Wednesday. The heaviest rainfall is forecast to contract to the south east of the state through the weekend as the low moves offshore. The weather system is expected to cause flooding for the catchments listed from late Wednesday into the weekend. Minor flood watch is given for the following catchments: Low-lying areas next to water courses are inundated. Minor roads may be closed and low-level bridges submerged. In urban areas inundation may affect some backyards and buildings below the floor level as well as bicycle and pedestrian paths. In rural areas removal of stock and equipment may be required. People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should consider: . Refraining from driving or walking through flood water. . Road closures and flood isolation may impact on work, family and educational commitments. . Monitoring emergency warnings and severe weather updates on local ABC radio, NSW SES Northern Rivers Facebook Page and Bureau of Meteorology website. . If your property is at risk of inundation, please raise moveable items, such as furniture, as high as possible onto benches or tables, placing electrical items on top. . If you are advised by an emergency services officer to evacuate, please do so. . Securing outside belongings and before leaving; turn off the power, water and take essential medicines and clothes with you. . Farmers should move machinery, livestock, pumps, and fodder to flood free ground. 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. . Listen to your local ABC radio station, follow the NSWSES on Facebook or www.ses.nsw.gov.au. . Latest Weather, Warnings, Rainfall and River heights: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/. . Road Closures: www.livetraffic.com.au or www.myroadinfo.com.au. . Rural animal and livestock assistance, contact Local Land Services.

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