Chinderah flood peak expected this evening

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THE MAIN flood peak of the Tweed River is approaching Chinderah which may cause further flood rises with the incoming high tide this evening.

The Tweed River at Chinderah (Barneys Point) peaked near 2.3 metres  around 02.00pm this afternoon causing moderate flooding.

The SES said that “River levels may raise again this evening and possibly peak near 2.3 metres with major flood early Saturday morning on tonight’s high tide.”

Communities that may be impacted (in addition to surrounding areas) due to this flooding include:

  • Banora Point
  • Tweed Heads
  • Bilambil
  • Fingal Head
  • Kingscliff
  • Chinderah
  • Tumbulgum
  • Murwillumbah
  • Condong
  • Upper reaches of Uki
  • Seagulls

Moderate flooding is still occurring along the Tweed River at Murwillumbah.

The Tweed River at Murwillumbah peaked at an estimated 6.20 metres around 04:30 am this morning with major flooding, however this is now slowly falling.

The NSW SES recommends the following actions: 

  • If river levels continue to rise residents in low lying areas that may become isolated, need to consider the impact of potential flood isolation on their work, family and educational commitments.
  • Keep in contact with your neighbours.
  • Farmers on low lying land close to rivers and creeks are urged to monitor livestock, pumps and other equipment.
  • If your property is at risk of inundation, please raise moveable items, such as furniture, as high as possible onto benches or tables, placing electrical items on top.
  • If you are advised by an emergency services officer to evacuate, please do so.
  • Secure outside belongings and before leaving; turn off the power, water and take essential medicines and clothes with you.

Never drive ride or walk through floodwater.

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

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

FloodSafe website: http://www.floodsafe.com.au