SES alert issued as Bureau of Meteorology predicts rains and floods | The times of Inverell



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Major flooding is likely around the northern slopes as wet and stormy weather recovers over much of New South Wales from Wednesday. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the high levels of precipitation expected will be the result of a deep low pressure system interacting with very humid tropical air. Widespread rainfall is expected to continue across NSW and through the second half of the week. Very intense rainfall rates are likely for some areas, most likely over the north from Wednesday evening. The heaviest precipitation is expected to contract in the southeastern state over the weekend as the low moves offshore. Also Read: Weather System Expected to Cause Moderate to Major Flooding in Upper Macintyre River, Gwydir River, Peel River and Namoi River. Local flooding can be expected at Whalan and Gil Gil creeks and minor flooding at the Barwon River. People working or camping along these rivers and streams should watch the height of the rivers and be prepared to move to higher ground. The Bureau of Meteorology continues to monitor the situation and will issue watershed specific warnings if river levels are expected to reach or exceed the minor flood level. Residents are advised to keep abreast of information, listen to flood warnings, and follow advice on how to protect themselves, family and property. Farmers and landowners are advised to move livestock, pumps and equipment to higher ground. State Emergency Services Incident Controller Mitchell Parker said people should never drive, walk or play in flood water. “Flood waters can be deep, fast-flowing, and can contain snags and hidden debris,” Parker said. For emergency assistance with floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132,500. In life-threatening situations, call immediately. triple zero (000). Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:





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