News

Rain and winds continues as initial damage reports come in

The rising Wilson River in Lismore this morning.
The rising Wilson River in Lismore this morning.

THE TWEED Heads region of the Northern Rivers has copped the wrath of ex-tropical cyclone Oswald as it passes across the North Coast.

Richmond Tweed region SES media officer Libby Spash said since the storm hit the region on Saturday the SES had received 326 requests for assistance, with more than 10 people trapped in floodwater.

Ms Spash said so far eight flood rescues had been undertaken with the most calls for assistance coming from the Murwillumbah area.

These have been in the far north east of the state at Dungay, Dunbible and Tygalgah (all near Murwillumbah) Drake, Tumbulgum, and Murwillumbah.

"There a quite a few requests for assistance around Murwillumbah at the moment SES crews are responding to a person trapped in a car in flood waters at Tumbulgum, then another person who was trapped in their car by flood waters had to walk out," she said.

"At the moment we have a flood rescue unfolding where there are four people trapped in a house by rising floodwaters at Tygalgah.

"Their house has been surrounded by flood water and its fast flowing."Ms Spash said as people wake on this morning reports of storm damage and flooding keep being received by the SES.

"The Alstonville Wollongbar area has a lot of storm damage at the moment that our Ballina crews are responding to.

"People are starting to wake up and discover what has happened overnight."

Tweed Byron Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Greg Jago said the Tweed Valley Way between Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah is cut by floodwaters.

"Due to the high winds there are numerous trees that have fallen over or have been blown over which are causing disruptions to both the highway and local roads," he said.

"We have some trees down which are partially closing the highway that are being attended to by crews at the moment in the Ewingsdale Brunswick Heads area."

In the Lismore region Bangalow Rd at Lagoon Grass is under water cutting the link from Lismore to the Pacific Highway.

The SES and police are advising people not to drive ride or walk in floodwaters,  to take extreme caution on the roads and to postpone any unnecessary travel.

To keep up to date with the current conditions from the SES go to the NSW SES Richmond Tweed Region on Facebook.


Topics:  ex-tropical cyclone oswald



Reject Shop opens in Tweed

News

The Reject Shop opens in Tweed Heads.

Did you get your Census in on time?

The formal Census collection for the Australian Bureau of Statistics has now closed.

The formal Census collection period has closed.

Little growers get a garden

GREEN THUMBS: (from left) Cameron Van Eck, Renae Van Eck and Jennifer Grech install the food pod.

The kids at Toddle Inn are learning to grow great produce.

Local Partners

'Baby' recreates famous Nirvana cover shot 25 years later

The baby from Nevermind album has recreated the iconic cover shot.

PREVIEW: Luke Cage origin story is a strong addition to MCU

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage.

MIKE Colter stars as latest Marvel superhero to get his own series.

Kate goes down fighting in heated Survivor elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Kate Campbell.

YOGA teacher's 'good guys' alliance fails to get off the ground.

Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.