Flood warning issued for Tweed River

A flood warning has now been issued for the Tweed River with concerns about flooding at Tumbulgum.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting the Tweed River to reach around 1.4 metres with minor flooding expected on Tuesday afternoon.

Further rises are possible depending on rainfall in the area.


Roads in the area, including Tweed Valley Way and Riverside Dr remain open at this stage.

The Tweed Shire has copped its fair share of heavy rain since Saturday.

The downpour has continued overnight with rainfall totals of 67mm at Tweed Heads in the 24 hours to 9am, 75mm at Bilambil Heights, 61mm at Kingscliff, 60mm at Tumbulgum and 64mm at Murwillumbah.

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Flood Safety Advice:

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 undercover, 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 floodwater. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.