An evacuation centre has been set up at the Sports and Recreation Club, Lennox Head, for residents requiring temporary accommodation, following the major storm which hit the township around 7.30am today (Thursday 3 June).

There have been a number of persons injured and they are being treated by NSW Ambulance personnel.

Police ask all residents to stay away from the area as it is considered dangerous due to loose debris and power lines across roadways.

Police ask residents in northern NSW to take precautions and follow all storm warnings in the region.

Residents are asked to stay inside their homes and to contact the State Emergency Service should they require assistance on 132 500. In the case of emergencies call Triple Zero (000).