And the heavens opened . . . Curacoa Street was one of many roads which resembled a floodway in Coffs Harbour yesterday.
And the heavens opened . . . Curacoa Street was one of many roads which resembled a floodway in Coffs Harbour yesterday.

Coffs? turn to call SES



WHILE the rest of us were ducking for cover yesterday, SES crews on the Coffs Coast were in the thick of it.

Torrential rain yesterday morning resulted in more than a dozen calls to the Coffs Harbour City SES to fix leaking roofs, and for sandbags to combat local flooding.

Between 9am and noon yesterday, the downpour dumped 105mm at Perry Drive, 63mm in Shephards Lane and 59mm at Red Hill.

The Bureau of Meteorology at Coffs Harbour Airport recorded 44mm in the 24 hours to 9am and a further 60.8mm in the six hours to 3pm, while Dorrigo had 61mm between 9am and 3pm.

Coffs Creek was initially expected to peak at 3m at the Grafton Street bridge by noon, but it only made it to 1.9 metres.

Coffs Harbour City SES local controller, Bob White, warned residents living near Coffs Creek or in low-lying areas to be vigilant if the heavy rain continued. He also urged householders to make sure their gutters were clear.

Heavy rain in the Nambucca Valley also caused minor headaches, with the SES called in to stop flooding in a workshop at Nambucca Heads and a garage at Bowraville.

We can expect isolated showers in Coffs Harbour today, with mild to warm conditions and temperatures ranging between 20 and 26 degrees. Light to moderate east to south-east winds are forecast.



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