Flood warning issued for Tweed River

A flood warning has been issued for the Tweed River, as heavy rain continues lashing the region.

The Bureau says a minor to moderate flood warning is in place, with areas around Tumbulgum and Chinderah of particular concern.

“Moderate flooding may occur along the Tweed River at Tumbulgum.


“The Tweed River at Tumbulgum is likely to reach the moderate flood level (1.80 m) early Thursday afternoon.

“The Tweed River at Chinderah (Barneys Point) is likely to reach the minor flood level (1.30 metres) around 01:00 pm Thursday with the high tides,” the warning reads.

The following safety advice has also been issued for those in the area.

In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.

– Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
– Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
– Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
– Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.

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