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Evacuations orders and warnings

Last updated 3:00pm Saturday 2 February 2013

Evacuation orders and warnings are issued and published by the NSW State Emergency Service

Evacuation orders

  • No current evacuation orders

Evacuation warnings

  • No current evacuation warnings

All Clears

  • Harwood Island
  • Cowper and Bushgrove
  • Lismore
  • Ulmarra
  • Maclean
  • Clear for Grafton - including Dovedale and North Meadow and parts of South Grafton

All Clears


Harwood Island, including Harwood Village

Issued 9:00am Saturday 2 February 2013

The Clarence River at Maclean has peaked and is currently receding. The river height has now fallen to below 2.5 metres at the Maclean gauge and no further impact is expected. The situation
in this area has now eased and the NSW SES has issued the ALL CLEAR for the residents of the affected areas at 9.00am Saturday 02 February 2013. This means that it is now safe for residents
of Harwood to return.

People with access to transport can return to their properties now.

Information on Returning home


Cowper and Bushgrove

Issued 11:30am Friday 1 February 2013

The Clarence River at Brushgrove has peaked and is currently receding. The river height has now fallen to below 6 metres at the Grafton gauge and no further impact is expected.

The situation in this area has now eased and the NSW SES has issued the ALL CLEAR for the residents of the affected areas at 11.30am Friday 1st February 2013. This means that it is now safe for residents of Brushgrove and Cowper to return.

People with access to transport can return to their properties now.

Information on Returning home


Lismore - 12, 30 & 31 Winterton Parade, 12 Pitt Lane, 1 Pitt Street and 7 Wotherspoon Street North Lismore

Issued 1:30pm Thursday 31 January 2013

The Wilsons River was expected to reach 9.3 metres on Tuesday 29th January and have a significant impact on these properties. As a result of this risk, the NSW SES issued the residents of 12, 30 & 31 Winterton Parade, 12 Pitt Lane, 1 Pitt Street and 7 Wotherspoon Street North Lismore an Evacuation Order on Monday 28th January 2013.

The Wilsons River has peaked and is currently receding, as a result the NSW SES has issued the ALL CLEAR for the residents of the affected areas at 1.30pm today (Thursday 31 January 2013). This means that it is now safe for residents of the affected areas to return to their properties.

People with access to transport can return to their properties now.

Information on Returning home

Ulmarra


Issued 5:00pm Wednesday 30 January 2013

The Clarence River at Maclean is expected to peak near 3.1m this morning at the Maclean gauge and no further impact is expected. In view of the fact that the levee held and no houses in the evacuation area suffered inundation, residents can safely return to their homes.

Information on Returning home


Maclean


Issued 7:30am Wednesday 30 January 2013

The Clarence River at Ulmarra has peaked and is currently receding. The river height has now fallen to below 5.5 metres at the Ulmarra gauge and no further impact is expected. The situation in this area has now eased.

The NSW SES has issued the ALL CLEAR for the residents of the affected areas at 5pm Wednesday 30 January 2013. This means that it is now safe for residents of Ulmarra to return.

The Pacific Highway is now open to local traffic.

Information on Returning home


Grafton - including Dovedale and North Meadow and parts of South Grafton

Issued 7:45pm Tuesday 29 January 2013

The Clarence River at Grafton has peaked and is currently receding. The river height has now fallen to below 7.84 metres at the Prince Street gauge and no further impact is expected. In view of the fact that the levy held and no houses in the evacuation area suffered inundation, residents can safely return to their homes.

The NSW SES has issued the ALL CLEAR for Grafton (including Dovedale and North Meadow) and parts of South Grafton at 7:45pm Tuesday 29 January 2013. This means that it is now safe to return to Grafton and South Grafton.

People can return to their properties now.

Information on Returning home

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