Banora Point and Seagulls estate residents urged to seek higher ground

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Photo: Tweed District Rescue Squad

RESIDENTS IN low-lying areas of Banora Point and the Seagulls Estate are being urged by the SES to move to higher ground as it is now too late to evacuate.

The SES said the area is currently isolated and it is too late to evacuate.

Parts of Banora Point along with the Seagulls estate will become inundated with floodwater later this afternoon and the area is currently isolated.

“Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous and may place your life at risk,” said Anthony Day, Deputy Incident Controller.

The Weekly is currently awaiting advice from the SES in relation to specific streets.

The SES is currently directing residents in low lying areas of Banora Point and the Seagulls estate to;

  • Seek refuge on higher ground or in the highest part of a sturdy building
  • Where possible, check on elderly and less mobile neighbours
  • Consider your own safety when deciding to assist others
  • It may be difficult for emergency services to access this area, however assistance will be provided where possible.
Take your important documents, mementos and photos.
  • Take your spare clothing, medicines and personal hygiene supplies.
  • If possible, check to see if your neighbours need help.
  • Turn off the electricity and gas.
  • Never drive ride or walk through floodwater.
  • Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates.

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500.

In life threatening emergencies call 000.

NSW SES website: http://www.ses.nsw.gov.au