Flood Evacuation Warnings issued for several NSW towns

Flood Evacuation Warnings are current for four communities on the NSW North Coast where between 100 and 300mm of rain has fallen since 9am Saturday.

The evacuation warnings are as follows:

  • Tumbulgum

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for Chinderah at 4 June 2016 at 9 pm that will affect Tumbulgum, the NSW State Emergency Service recommends that residents from south Murwillumbah through to North Tumbulgum should prepare to evacuate within the next two hours.


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Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when instructed to do so.

A Flood Evacuation Order will be issued by the NSW SES if evacuation is required.

Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.

Cars should be moved to high ground at the Seven Day Adventist Hall Dulguigan Road North Tumbulgum.

  • Billinudgel

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for Brunswick River, Billinudgel at 12:29 pm 4 June 2016 and subsequent rainfall, the NSW State Emergency Service recommends that residents within the nominated areas of low lying areas in and around Billinudgel should prepare to evacuate within the next two hours.

Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when instructed to do so.

A Flood Evacuation Order will be issued by the NSW SES if evacuation is required.

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.

  • Chinderah

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Tweed River, Chinderah at 4 June 2016 at 9 pm, the NSW State Emergency Service recommends that residents and occupants of caravan parks in the Chinderah area between the Pacific Motorway and Tweed River should prepare to evacuate within the next two hours.

Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when instructed to do so.

A Flood Evacuation Order will be issued by the NSW SES if evacuation is required.

Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.

For people who need assistance an evacuation centre been set up by Family and Community Services at Salvation Army North Point, Banora Point.

  • Seagulls Estate

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for Tweed River, at Chinderah , Seagulls at 4 June 2016 at 9pm the NSW State Emergency Service recommends that residents within Seagull Island should prepare to evacuate within the next two hours.

Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when instructed to do so.

A Flood Evacuation Order will be issued by the NSW SES if evacuation is required.

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 Seagulls Football Club at Seagulls Football Club Gollan Drive.

  • South Murwillumbah

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Tweed River, Chinderah at 4 June 2016 at 9 pm the NSW State Emergency Service recommends that residents within South Murwillumbah should prepare to evacuate within the next two hours.

Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when instructed to do so.

A Flood Evacuation Order will be issued by the NSW SES if evacuation is required.

Wherever possible, people should go and stay with family or friends, or make other accommodation arrangements.

As you prepare for evacuation you should:

  • Raise belongings by placing them on tables, beds and benches. Put electrical items on top. You may be able to place light weight items in the roof space.
  • Collect together medicines, personal and financial documents, mementos and photos
  • If possible, check to see if your neighbours need help.
  • Make arrangements for care of pets or other animals, or take your pets with you when you evacuate.
  • Take three days’ supply of clothing, medicines and personal hygiene products.
  • If you are planning to go to the evacuation centre, take blankets/sleeping bags, pillows and sleeping mats.
  • Find out where to turn off the electricity and gas.
  • Continue to listen to a local radio station for updates.
  • Never drive ride or walk through floodwater

For emergency assistance telephone the NSW SES on 132 500.

For the latest information on the current Evacuation Warnings and Orders, please visit the SES website.