Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Flooding isolates parts of northern NSW

Monday March 4, 2013 - 06:21 EDT
Audience submitted image
Floodwaters surround a car on a road near the Paterson River in the Hunter region. - Audience submitted

Hundreds of people in northern New South Wales are isolated due to heavy rain and flooding.

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) says around 1,500 residents in the Richmond and Tweed areas are cut off and a severe weather warning is in force for the region.

The SES has received more than 100 calls for help with trees down and leaking roofs.

SES spokeswoman Jennifer Finlay says minor flood warnings are in force for several rivers.

"We should see the rain easing up, probably by later today, that should give a lot of those rivers a chance to come down," she said.

"We've got many rivers on a minor flood warning at the moment ... hopefully those will go down fairly fast. "


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Hobart to break November heat record

19:58 EDT

Parts of southern Tasmania registered their highest November temperature in a decade today, while Hobart is one day away from a new November heat record.

Hot summer outlook provokes bushfire danger update

18:02 EDT

The prediction of a hotter-than-average summer has led to an update of the national bushfire outlook, with Australia's most highly populated areas — including regions around Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart — facing an above-average fire risk.

BOM announces short, weak La Nina probability for summer lacking rainfall but packing heatwaves

10:37 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology's latest climate wrap has tilted the warning level over to a La Nina alert, the highest level below an official La Nina.