Evac order for Northern NSW towns
Flood Evacuation Order for North Moree, Yarraman,Gwydirfield and Bendygleet
As a result of ongoing heavy rainfall the predicted flood level by the Bureau of Meteorology on the Mehi River at Moree will exceed 9.5 metres around 3pm Thursday afternoon with major flooding, and peak near 10.3 metres around 9am Friday morning . Businesses should also prepare for inundation of the main street.
The State Emergency Service is directing residents within the nominated areas to evacuate to South Moree within the next 6 hours. The Geoffrey Hunter Bridge on Frome Street in Moree is expected to be cut this afternoon (Thursday 2 February).
Do not delay your evacuation. Roads will be congested or closed. You could become trapped and need rescue. Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous and may place your life at risk.
In the first instance go to friends or relatives. Alternatively, a registration centre will be established at the Moree Town Hall, Balo Street from where you will be directed to evacuation centre will be established at the PCYC in South Moree, where temporary accommodation and other help will be provided.
If you don't have a car, buses may operate where possible on normal routes. Special transport may also be provided on request if necessary at the registration point.
As you evacuate you should:
- Take your important documents, mementos and photos
- Take your Emergency Kit, spare clothing and medicines
- If possible, check to see if your neighbours need help
- Turn off the electricity and gas at the mains before you leave and turn off and secure any gas bottles
- Take you pets with you
- Don't walk ride or drive through floodwater
- Keep listening to your local radio station for updates
- Follow your Home or Business FloodSafe plan
- Follow all instructions given to you by emergency services
- For emergency assistance telephone the SES on 132500
SES web site: www.ses.nsw.gov.au