Severe weather warning for Tweed

RICHMOND Tweed State Emergency Services region headquarters have declared a severe weather warning that may include minor flooding in the Tweed Valley.

In a flood bulletin released this morning the SES no longer warned of the moderate flooding from the first bulletin yesterday.

"Rain totals between 60 to 110mm have been reported over many parts of the north east NSW to 9am (this) morning," the bulletin said.

"This rain has saturated all of the catchments and caused some minor local flooding in several locations with further heavy falls possible for (today) and Friday.

"At this stage there is a greater than 70% chance of local and main river flooding developing in (Tweed Valley) this Thursday and Friday."

The bulletin said the SES was monitoring the situation and advised people near rivers and streams to monitor forecasts and to be prepared to move to higher ground.

The SES also reminded people no to walk, drive or ride in flood water.

For emergency assistance call the SES on 132 500.



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