Police inquiry centre
A public information inquiry centre has been opened to take calls from members of the public about the flood affected areas on the North Coast.
Members of the public are informed that they contact the information inquiry centre on 1800 227 228.
Meanwhile police and emergency services are continuing to warn residents in the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen areas about the dangers posed by rising flood waters and are urging all people affected to monitor the situation and be prepared.
Police and SES are urging all residents to remain in their homes and to continually monitor the situation. Families are told to be prepared to evacuate if necessary and allow plenty of time to do so.
The community is also advised to pack only what is necessary, think about where they will go and to listen to updates through the media.
The police and SES strongly advise motorists not to attempt to drive through flood waters due to hidden dangers and debris while residents are told not to swim in swollen rivers and creeks.