Flood Watch issued for Richmond/Wilsons catchment

Wednesday, 06 January

The Bureau of Meteorology has released a Flood Watch for the Richmond/Wilsons river catchment.

Rainfall associated with a slow-moving low pressure trough through north-east NSW has the potential to cause minor flooding in the Richmond/Wilsons catchment from Thursday.

What you need to do:
  • Never drive, walk or play in flood waters.
  • Share this information with family and friends for their awareness.
  • Farmers are advised to monitor rainfall and river levels and be ready to move their livestock, pumps and other equipment away from rising waters.
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams 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 the minor flood level is expected to be exceeded. Severe Weather Warnings will be issued or updated if very heavy rain is forecast or observed.

For more information please visit the Lismore Disaster Dashboard: disaster.lismore.nsw.gov.au

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the SES on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.

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