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Coraki braces for flood peak

Coraki is bracing for a flood peak of 5.8 metres this afternoon.
Coraki is bracing for a flood peak of 5.8 metres this afternoon.

SES TEAMS are doorknocking residents of Coraki as floodwaters move along the Richmond River toward the town.

SES Richmond Tweed Region planning officer Kerith Cameron said the peak was expected to hit Coraki either this afternoon or late this morning at about 5.8 metres creating some significant flooding through the area.

"We have had a number of SES teams doorknocking and speaking to the residents and making sure they are all well prepared," she said.

"We have doorknocked and undertaken preparation works at the caravan park so residents are safe and will be warned well ahead of time.

"We will continue to monitor the situation at Coraki and stay prepared to respond to any needs that the community might have."

Ms Cameron said flood threats for Lismore, Casino and in the Tweed and Brunswick rivers had eased.

"Currently we are monitoring the Wilsons River at Lismore which at 9am was at 8.5 metres and falling," she said.

"The Richmond River at Casino was 10.4 metres about 9am and falling.

"Overnight the SES issued a final flood warning for the Tweed and Brunswick Rivers. While we are not out of the woods we are certainly not expecting any more significant rainfall that could prolong our flooding issues."

Topics:  coraki ex-tropical cyclone oswald richmond river state emergency service


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