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Flood levels rising in Mur'bah, peak expected at 6pm

Murwillumbah will hit major flooding tonight, with 5m expected.
Murwillumbah will hit major flooding tonight, with 5m expected. John Gass

MURWILLUMBAH is the only part of the Tweed still to be experiencing rising flood levels, according to new river levels just in.

The Bureau of Meteorology advises that further heavy rain in the Tweed River catchment area will force the flood levels up at Murwillumbah.

It's expected Murwillumbah will hit 5m, that's major flood level, at 6pm tonight.

It's understood Chinderah peaked at 1.7m about 10.30am, with the high tide combining to cause moderate flooding.

 

RIVER LEVELS

Here's the latest on the river heights, as of about 12.30pm today:

- Tweed River at Uki, 9.33m and steady.

- Oxley River at Eungella, 6.36m and falling.

- Tweed River at Murwillumbah, 4.41m and rising.

- Rous River at Boat Harbour, 2.68m and steady.

- Tweed River at Tumbulgum, 2.68m and steady.

- Tweed River at Barneys Point, 1.58m and falling.

 

NEED HELP?
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

Topics:  murwillumbah, tweed flood 2013, tweed flooding


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