/ 24 March 2021

Clouds clear as flood threat lingers

The severe weather that has troubled NSW and southeast Queensland for days is lifting, but it will be days before floodwaters peak in some communities. The Weather Bureau’s Victoria Dodds said the flood risk stretches across western parts of NSW as masses of water makes it through the state and into Victoria – a case in point is the evacuation of residents in parts of Moree last night. The Mid North Coast has borne the brunt of the heavy rain, with some areas recording two-thirds of their annual rainfall in the space of a week. Mount Seaview, near Port Macquarie, leads the pack – it recorded 1083mm of rain by yesterday afternoon. As for today, flood warnings remain in place from the Queensland border to Victoria. Heavy rain is expected on the South Coast of NSW before clearing. And good riddance…

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