As wild weather continues, the NSW SES continues its efforts to prepare residents on the NSW north coast.
250 volunteers plus support from the RFS and NSW Fire Brigades are currently working in those areas of the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast affected by the severe weather which is causing widespread flooding and storm-related damage.
There have been over 650 requests for assistance across the State from members of the public affected by the storms.
Several rescues have been undertaken today as a result of members of the public entering floodwaters.
The Bureau of Meteorology still has a Flood Watch in place for NSW coastal rivers from the Queensland border to Port Macquarie for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Moderate to Major flooding is possible in the following catchments during Thursday, Friday and Saturday (21 to 23 May):
4. Clarence, including the Orara and Nymboida Rivers
5. Coffs Harbour
Minor flooding is possible in the following catchments during Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (21 to 23 May):
Flood warnings are current for Tweed, Wilsons, Bellinger, Hastings, Orara, Brunswick River Valleys.
A Severe Weather Warning is also current for the area.
In Kyogle and Coraki, caravans in the local caravan parks are currently being relocated to higher ground.
Schools on the North Coast were closed today and will remain closed tomorrow.
Schools on the Mid North Coast will be closed tomorrow with the exception of those in the Grafton area. Members of the public are advised if they are unsure whether they are affected, they should contact their school for clarification.
All non-essential travel in and through the North Coast should be avoided during this event.
The SES is urging people in Northern NSW to make sure they are well-prepared for continuing severe weather and flooding over the next couple of days. The SES advises that people living or working along rivers and streams keep monitoring the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to evacuate if advised.