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Weather Warnings - Potential Flood Alert 1

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

FLOOD WATCH FOR THE MACLEAY, MANNING, PATERSON AND WILLIAMS RIVER VALLEYS
Issued at 6:34 am EST on Saturday 2 May 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].

A low pressure system is expected to move offshore and southwards to be near
the Northern Rivers district this Saturday morning, and then off the Mid North
Coast by Sunday. This will bring further rain, heavy at times, to the mid north
coast and Hunter districts during Saturday.

On Saturday morning Flood Warnings were current for several New South Wales
coastal rivers from the Queensland Border to Port Macquarie.

For the remainder of this event there is still a chance of minor flooding in
the following river valleys developing during Saturday:

1. Macleay River valley
2. Manning River valley, including Gloucester
3. Paterson and Williams River valleys

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 by 6am Sunday morning.

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

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