Thursday, 19 February 2015

Flow-on effects of Cyclone Marcia: NSW North Coast may be in for an interesting time

ABC News 18 February 2015 showing where the predicted big wet is coming from and where it is finally heading:

Australian Bureau of Meteorology:

Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall for people in the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands forecast districts
Issued at 4:12 pm EDT on Thursday 19 February 2015.
Weather Situation
A trough associated with Tropical Cyclone Marcia to the north is expected to deepen over northeastern New South Wales later Thursday and Friday bringing heavy rain.
Rain which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for the Northern Rivers forecast district, in addition to northern parts of the Mid North Coast and eastern parts of the Northern Tablelands forecast districts during Friday.
At the time of issue a Flood Watch was current for the NSW coast from the Queensland border to the Nambucca Valley for Friday and Saturday.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
·         Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
·         Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
·         If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm EDT Thursday.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 218.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

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