Title

Flood warnings for NSW north coast

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Electronic Media Monitoring Service 

Date

10-01-2011 08:14 AM

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ABC Canberra 666

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ABC Canberra 666

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10-01-2011 08:14 AM

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10-01-2011 08:54 AM

Cover date

2011-01-10 08:14:37

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331669

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Reporter

EASTLEY, Tony

Speaker

MCDONALD, Timothy

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Flood warnings for NSW north coast -

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TONY EASTLEY: The North Coast of New South Wales is also expecting heavy rain today and is bracing
for possible floods.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Flood Watch for the Tweed, Richmond, Brunswick, Clarence and
Bellingen Valleys. As many as 500 people in the Darkwood area, near Bellingen, are expected to be
cut off due to flooding this morning.

Phil Campbell from the SES is speaking here with AM's Timothy McDonald.

PHIL CAMPELL: At the moment the SES is focused particularly on the mid-north Coast, areas pretty
much north of Urunga, which is the Bellinger River north and up as far as the Queensland border.
That entire area is most at risk of flooding at is covered by a Flood Watch that has been issued by
the Bureau of Meteorology.

We'll also be prepared to redeploy volunteer resources to other parts of the state should flooding
unexpectedly develop in other regions of the state. At this stage however we are expecting the
north coast and mid-north Coast to be the focus of operation.

TIMOTHY MCDONALD: And is there any reason to believe at this stage that it could be as bad as what
we've seen in Queensland?

PHIL CAMPELL: At this stage the worst of the weather appears to be likely to be in south-east
Queensland, where very heavy rain has fallen overnight in the Brisbane area. Although New South
Wales will receive some of this heavy rain, the worst of the weather does seem to be more focused
on south-east Queensland for this particular event.

TONY EASTLEY: Phil Campbell from the New South Wales SES speaking there with AM's Timothy McDonald