Take precautions to cope with floodwaters: NSW Police

Police and SES urge caution as heavy rain continues to fall in northern NSW and the mid north-coast

January 27, 2012

NSW Police and the State Emergency Service are urging residents and visitors in flood affected areas of northern NSW and the mid-north coast to take precautions as heavy rain continues to fall.

People in the flood affected areas are being urged to delay all non-essential travel, with police also asking people planning to visit flood-affected regions to delay their plans until the waters recede.

"Floodwater is extremely dangerous as it can have fast moving undercurrents that can wash people and vehicles away. Everyone should always remember to never drive, ride or walk through floodwater," a statement from NSW Police says.

People can access the livetraffic website or contact their local councils for the latest information on road closures.

People can also find flood-related information here.

NSW Police is urging people in flood-affected areas to contact the SES on 132 500 for emergency flood and storm help or visit the SES website .

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