‘Make the safe decision’: clear warning from SES
UPDATE 11.30AM: Prime Minister Scott Morrison is visiting Lismore to meet with the SES who helped with flash flooding yesterday.
Earlier today he announced emergency relief funding for the Northern Rivers at the grand opening of the Pacific Highway upgrade in New Italy.
Meanwhile, a severe storm at Nimbin overnight has led to a major water main break at the Nimbin reservoir, cutting off the Nimbin town water supply.
Nimbin residents on the town water supply are urged to only use water for essential purposes while Lismore City Council works to repair the break.
EARLIER: THE NSW State Emergency Service is urging people in Lismore to "make the safe decision".
People in and around the CBD have this morning been receiving a text message alert warning them floodwater is still present in low lying areas of Lismore.
"An alert message has been sent out by the NSW SES this morning to warn people of the dangers of flood water which still remains in low lying areas of Lismore," the organisation said in a statement.
"Lismore and surrounding Northern NSW towns experienced flash flooding due to heavy rain throughout Wednesday afternoon.
"The Bureau of Meteorology are predicting further unsettled weather over coming days that could further deteriorate local road conditions.
"With the holiday season now underway, planning your daily travels whether local or on holidays is vital to you and your family's safety."
More to come.