Bureau issues wild weather warnings for Coffs
HAVING been lashed by 135.8mm of rain in the 13 hours before 11.30am today, a severe weather warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.
A warning for destructive winds, heavy rain and damaging surf was issued just after dawn this morning.
Destructive wind gusts of up to 125 kmh are forecast for the district during Friday as well as Very heavy surf which may lead to localised damage and coastal erosion.
Heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding has also been forecast.
The Coffs Harbour State Emergency Service unit has been kept busy with mulitple jobs including fallen trees and leaking roofs.
"We are expecting the severe weather warning to remain in place over the next 24 hours," SES Unit Controller Bill Roffey said.
"We have responded to a few jobs involving trees down at Bonville and on Bucca Rd and another on the Pacific Hway just north of the Sawtell Rd ramp."
"There are about three or four crews out doing jobs around Coffs Harbour this morning."
The SES advises residents to:
- Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
- Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.