Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales
Severe Weather Warning
for destructive winds, heavy rain and damaging surf
for people in the Mid North Coast forecast district
Issued at 5:19 am EST on Friday 24 May 2013.
RAIN, WIND AND SURF INCREASING FOR MID NORTH COAST TODAY.
A low pressure centre off the Mid North Coast is deepening. Rain, wind and surf will increase along the Mid North Coast during Friday, with destructive wind gusts possible from intense periods of rain along the coastal fringe.
Destructive wind gusts of up to 125 km/h and heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding are forecast for parts of the Mid North Coast forecast district during Friday.
Very heavy surf which may lead to localised damage and coastal erosion is forecast for the Mid North Coast forecast district. Beach conditions in these areas could be dangerous and people should stay well away from the surf and surf exposed areas.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- 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.
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST Friday.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.