The NSW State Emergency Service have issued a minor flood bulletin, warning that minor flooding is possible in Sussex Inlet on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted that the Sussex Inlet gauge will peak at 0.9 metres today on the high tide and with renewed rises possible around 11am Thursday coinciding with high tides.
The Sussex Inlet gauge was at 0.73 metres at 1:31pm on Tuesday, February 11 and was falling but as of Wednesday, February 12 at 11am the water was rising and had reached 0.98 meters.
Based on the prediction provided by BoM, it is expected properties and low lying areas in Sussex Inlet may be most affected by floodwater.
The SES advised was residents need to do to prepare for flooding:
- Stay up to date with information. Listen to flood warnings and follow the advice on how to protect yourself, family and property
- Pack essential items in waterproof bag: food, water, warm clothes, medications, valuables, important documents, toys for children in case you need to leave
- Prepare and crate your pets so you always know where they are
- Clean up yards and secure moveable objects such as trampolines, BBQs and outdoor furniture
- Check on your family, friends and neighbours and share this information
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.