SES helps locals build flood plan

WHILE the rain eased yesterday the Tweed River at Murwillumbah continues to have a strong flow of water.

It was a case of mixed blessings yesterday with river levels dropping slowly but there were long periods of steady, higher-than-usual river heights.

Bureau of Meteorology records show the river at Murwillumbah actually rising again slightly yesterday about hour-and-a-half before high tide was due at the Tweed bar, Tweed Heads at 12.47 m. At most other locations the level was steady.

The river peaked below the minor flood level at the Murwillumbah bridge just after 1pm on Monday before falling, then rising to a lower peak at 1.37pm on Tuesday.

According to the internet Weatherzone service Murwillumbah had received 349.6 millimetres of rain in the first 11 days of October.

Meanwhile the State Emergency Service has repeated its offer to help them prepare individual flood plans.

Those at the breakfast were shown how to use tools on the ses.nsw.gov.au website to prepare a flood plan and identify triggers for putting it into action.

Murwillumbah SES unit controller Chris Chrisostomos said local SES members were available to assist business people in learning how to prepare their individual flood plans.



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