Flooding isolates parts of northern NSWMonday March 4, 2013 - 06:21 EDT
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 2013
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New South Wales Premier Mike Baird has toured the flood-hit town of Forbes, in the state's central west, where he has thanked State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers for their efforts.
Agriculture authorities are monitoring the fallout from Canberra's recent above-average rainfall, but say the capital region has seen the worst of the downpours.