The Wilsons River in Lismore touching the 9.6m mark at 7am this morning.
The Wilsons River in Lismore touching the 9.6m mark at 7am this morning.

Wilsons River peaking at 9.6 metres

THE Wilsons River at Lismore has reached what looks to be its peak at 9.6m at the Lismore Levee markers at 7am today.

The peak comes after heights of 4.75m at noon yesterday, 6.74m by 6pm last night, and 8.69m at midnight.

At Kyogle, river levels peaked near 14.68 metres around 7pm with moderate flooding, while river levels at Woodlawn and Tuncester were near their peaks at 4am.

Up to 13,000 people are still without power on the North Coast, with the worst affected areas said to be the Tweed, and parts of Byron Bay, Lismore and Ballina.

Essential Energy said rain and wind have been hampering repair efforts and they'll be working over the next few days to mend the damage.

The State Emergency Service advises that should continue to keep an ear out for updates and advice.

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.

The SES advises that people should:

  • Never drive, ride or walk through floodwaters.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
  • Keep an active watch on the situation
  • Listen to your local radio station for updates and further warnings

If you need emergency assistance as a result of flooding, contact your local State Emergency Service Unit by calling 132 500. The SES is monitoring the situation. FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

Information on the weather can be obtained from the Bureau of Meteorology web site at www.bom.gov.au. Alternatively, you may phone 1300 659 218

For road information contact your local council or RTA or www.myroadinfo.com.au



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