Residents in low-lying areas in and around Ocean Shores, near Byron Bay, have been ordered to evacuate to higher ground immediately.
As a result of the flood level of 2.5m predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for Marshalls Creek at the Billinudgel Gauge, the NSW State Emergency Service is directing residents within low lying areas to evacuate immediately due to water over the road at the intersection of Wilfred Street and the Stock Route.
Cars are stopped at the corner of Wilfred Street and Spencer Road, therefore residents are advised to evacuate now.
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Do not delay your evacuation; roads will be congested or closed and you could become trapped and need rescuing.
Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous and may place your life at risk.
Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.
For people who need assistance an evacuation centre has been set up by Ocean Shores Country Club at Ocean Shores Country Club, 1 Orana Road, Ocean Shores.
If you don’t have a car, special transport can also be provided on request if necessary, telephone 132500
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