Storm warning for north coast
THE Bureau of Meteorology has warned the Northern Rivers may be in the firing line of severe thunderstorms.
Reports have come in that power lines are down between Cowper and Maclean with both lanes of traffic closed have closed folowing the BOM storm warning.
The storms are likely to produce destructive winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning areas which include Lismore, Grafton, Tenterfield, Yamba, Maclean and Dorrigo.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should secure loose items around your house and yard, keep clear of fallen powerlines, stay clear of creeks and storm drains, and never to walk, ride or drive through floodwater.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES on 132 500.