CURRENT FLOOD WATCH AND EVACUATION ORDERS

Current EVACUATION orders

EFFECTIVE 4.30PM 29th March 2022.

SAFE TO RETURN for Lismore CBD, Lismore Basin and low lying areas of East Lismore and Girards Hill.

Flood Evacuation Order has been lifted for Lismore CBD, Lismore Basin and low lying areas of East Lismore and Girards Hill.

11:00am
Evacuation Order
FLOOD EVACUATION ORDER Lismore CBD – Levee Overtop Predicted

7:00am
Evacuation Order
NSW SES Evacuation Order Tumbulgum and surrounds

5:00am
Evacuation Order
NSW SES Evacuation Order Low lying parts of Billinudgel

Flood Watch for the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Hunter, Hawkesbury Nepean and North Western New South Wales Rivers

Issued at 11:09 am EDT on Tuesday 29 March 2022

Flood Watch Number: 9

MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOOD WARNINGS CURRENT FOR THE TWEED, BRUNSWICK, RICHMOND, WILSONS, ORARA AND BELLINGER RIVERS

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE FOR OTHER COASTAL CATCHMENTS FROM THE CLARENCE TO THE HAWKESBURY NEPEAN VALLEY

Heavy rain has fallen over the parts of the NSW Northern Rivers overnight Monday into Tuesday with further rainfall forecast over the NSW coastal catchments between the Tweed to Hawkesbury Nepean valley for the remainder of Tuesday and Wednesday. Moderate to Major flood warnings are current for the Tweed, Brunswick, Richmond, Wilsons, Orara and Bellinger catchments.

Minor to moderate flooding is possible for coastal catchments between the Clarence and Hawkesbury Nepean Valley depending on the amount of rain that falls over the next 24 to 48 hours.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding is current for the Northern Rivers and parts of the Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands. Severe thunderstorm warnings will be issued as required.

Flooding is possible in the catchments listed from Tuesday. Flood classes (minor, moderate, major) are only defined for catchments where the Bureau provides a flood warning service. The situation is being actively monitored and updated flood watches and warnings will be issued where necessary over the coming days.