Macleay River Rainfall & River Level

Flood Information

Water level and rainfall stations can provide early warning of a flood risk, allowing action such as road closures, flood proofing or even evacuation to be taken, thus alleviating the possibility of injury and damage.

Please click here for a summary of current conditions »» .

Flood Information & Related Links

Comming soon - Under construction
»» Report on the March 2001 Macleay River Flood
»» Report on the Effects of a 20 year flood at Kempsey
»» Effects of Flooding on the Community - Kempsey Shire Council Local Flood Plan
»» Evacuation Operations in the Kempsey Shire
»» Nature of Flooding at Kempsey Shire
»» Report on the Development & Operation of the Macleay River Flood Mitigation System

Kempsey Flood Links

In times of life threatening emergency contact Police

Listen to ABC Mid North Coast on either 684 AM, 92.3 FM or 95.5 FM
For help in storms and flooding contact
(NSW State Emergency Services)

Bureau of Meteorology

Flash Flooding

When flash flooding is likely, leave low-lying homes and businesses well before flash flooding begins. Evacuation is the best action to take, but only if it is safe to do so.

If you are trapped by rising floodwater, seek refuge in the highest part of a sturdy building. Stay there and call '000' (triple zero) if you need rescue.

Look out for severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall - ie 70mm of rain in 3 hours. That's about 20mm in 1 hour. Keep an eye out on your local rain gauge for this.