Livestock and equipment flood warning for Manning River

A low pressure trough which deepened off the northern New South Wales coast since Wednesday will persist into the weekend with the potential for significant rainfall totals to build up in the northeast by the end of the week.

The rainfall has the potential to cause minor to moderate flooding in the Manning River.

Flooding will initially affect low-lying farmland and local roads near rivers and creeks.

Land owners and farmers adjacent to rivers and creeks should monitor river levels and the weather, and:

  • Be ready to relocate or secure farm machinery, irrigation pumps and other equipment.
  • Plan/consider when to move livestock as roads may close early.
  • Be prepared to relocate or move livestock to higher ground.
  • Consider the impact of continued rainfall on business activities in and around the River.

The SES is monitoring the situation and reminds people to never drive ride or walk through floodwater.

To keep updated on the situation listen to designated emergency broadcaster ABC Radio Mid North Coast and/or your local radio.

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500. If it is a life-threatening emergency, call 000 (triple zero).

For further infomration, visit the NSW SES website ses.nsw.gov.au, or Flood Safe floodsafe.com.au.

For information on local roads contact MidCoast Council or log onto midnorthcoast.myroadinfo.com.au,

For rural animal and livestock assistance contact your Local Land Services Office.

The Bureau of Meteorology weather forecasts and flood predictions including river height information are available at bom.gov.au.

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