NSW North Coast on Flood Watch as heavy rain hammers the region

Residents on the New South Wales north coast are bracing for flooding as heavy rain continues to fall and the State Emergency Service warns the worst is yet to come.

At least seven rivers are on flood watch up to the state’s Northern Rivers region, with SES spokesman Phil Campbell saying the Tweed, Wilsons, Richmond and Brunswick rivers were of most concern.

It’s expected to worsen today and tomorrow with more than 200 millimetres of rain to fall from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie.


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More than 200 millimetres has already drenched the Richmond and Wilsons River valley over the weekend.

The Bureau’s warns affected areas include Lismore, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Sawtell and Dorrigo.

The SES advises people not to drive, ride or walk through flood waters and to keep clear of waterways.