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Weather Warnings - Potential Flood Alert 1

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

FLOOD WATCH FOR THE NEW SOUTH WALES COAST FROM THE QUEENSLAND BORDER TO THE
NAMBUCCA VALLEY FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Issued at 7:32 am EDT on Saturday 21 February 2015
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Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding along all
rivers and creeks within a nominated valley and is NOT a Flood Warning [see
note below].

Further heavy falls are expected to redevelop over the NSW north coast area
during Saturday and early Sunday.

In addition, king high tides will add to the risk of flooding in the lower
tidal areas along these rivers.

At this stage there is a greater than 70% chance of further flooding in the
following river valleys during Saturday and Sunday:

1. Tweed Valley - including local flash flooding is areas such as Chillingham -
minor to moderate flooding.
2. Brunswick Valley - including Billinudgel - minor to moderate flooding.
3. Richmond and Wilsons Valleys - moderate to major flooding.
4. Clarence Valley - including the Orara River - minor flooding .
6. Bellinger Valley - minor flooding.
6. Nambucca Valley - minor flooding.

At the time of issue Flood Warnings are current for the Tweed, Brunswick and
Wilsons Rivers.

Severe Weather Warnings are also current.


This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks
must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to
higher ground should flooding develop. Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor
Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for
which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service. Across NSW
over 70% of Flood Watches are followed by flooding within the catchment.

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/

Next Issue:
This Flood Watch will expire 8am Sunday morning 22/2/15.

For latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/

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