Clarence Valley Flood Update

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 15:19
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales
MAJOR FLOOD WARNING FOR CLARENCE RIVER

Issued at 2:10 pm EDT on Wednesday 12 January 2011

Flood Warning Number: 14

Rain has eased since 9pm Tuesday night [11/01/11].

The Clarence River at Grafton was 7.63 metres and rising slowly at 2pm this afternoon [12/01/11] with major flooding.

The Clarence River at Lilydale peaked at 8 am this morning. Grafton is expected to peak tonight, with Major Flooding.
Predicted River Heights/Flows:

Grafton

- Peak near 7.7 metres around 9pm Wednesday [12/01/11] with major flooding.

Ulmarra

- Peak near 6.0 metres around midnight Wednesday [12/01/11] with major flooding.

Maclean

- Peak near 3.2 metres Thursday morning [13/01/11] with major flooding.

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.
Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/
Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Wednesday [12/01/11]
Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Nymboida R at Nymboida 5.27m falling 01:30 PM WED 12/01/11
Mann R at Mitchell 3.4m falling 06:30 PM TUE 11/01/11
Boyd R at Broadmeadows 5.05m falling 06:15 PM TUE 11/01/11
Clarence R at Tabulam 10.4m falling 02:00 PM WED 12/01/11
Clarence R at Baryulgil 12.1m falling 01:30 PM WED 12/01/11
Mann R at Jackadgery 7.55m falling 02:00 PM WED 12/01/11
Clarence R at Lilydale 19.16m falling 11:15 AM WED 12/01/11
Orara R at Glenreagh 5.71m falling 01:30 PM WED 12/01/11
Clarence R at Grafton (Prince St) 7.63m rising 01:45 PM WED 12/01/11
Clarence R at Ulmarra 5.93m rising 01:00 PM WED 12/01/11
Clarence R at Maclean 2.73m rising 01:45 PM WED 12/01/11

the flood is at 7.7 metres at the moment,look out at 9pm when high tide comes it will come over it at 8 metres
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Reply By: chisel - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 15:39

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 15:39
Is it possible to get south through/past Grafton at the moment?
I believe the highway is cut and there are no alternatives, but we have relatives wanting to drive from Brisbane to Melbourne and it seems like there is no way at all to get through at the moment.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 15:46

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 15:46
chisel

there is no way round at the moment......the pacific highway is cut at Grafton and Maclean and the New England is cut in several place i believe.

your only contact ATM will be by phone.


cheers.
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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 16:02

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 16:02
Hope you are all OK up there Mark

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 16:06

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 16:06
Dave

we are well out of harms way where we are.....alot of people wont be so lucky if that water breaches that levee wall but :-(
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 16:39

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 16:39
G/Day Mark

Any idea what the levels are at Palmers Island?, we were going to stay at the C/P but decided to cancel owing to the wet weather and work commitments.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 16:53

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 16:53
Daza

i reckon your site would be under about a couple of mtres of water by now......will take a fair while to dry out too.
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Reply By: Cruiser .- Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 18:51

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 18:51
Mark,

Any news on Hairs and how they are ?

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 20:40

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 20:40
Cruiser

they are presently camping at Brooms Head waiting out the flood. was out there yesterday and the beer...er i mean situation was under controll :-))))

he is due to come to home here tomorrow morning and check out the flood,cheers.
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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 21:02

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 21:02
Thanks Mark, hope its all OK at home, if he can get there.
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Reply By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 21:10

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 21:10
G'day Mark

You guys be safe over there. Can't have the National Gatherings best hecker and family getting in the floods can we? Say g'day to Hairs and Fysh for me too when you catch up for a cooling lemonade mate.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 21:20

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 at 21:20
John
cheers mate ( i think) :-)

we are safe where we are, SES just hopes now that the water doesnt breach the levee wall at Grafton or a lot of people will be in trouble if it does.
it is just incredible to watch just how much water passes each minute past Maclean here.
Hairs & fyshe are waiting out the flood at Brooms Head as getting back to their place is now impossible ( their house is also well out of any danger of going under).

will pass that on for you,cheers.
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