Latest updates: Flood peaks in Lismore

Cathy Adams
By Cathy Adams
Updated March 31 2022 - 6:05am, first published March 30 2022 - 9:30pm

UPDATE 5.00PM:

River levels along the Wilsons River at Lismore are slowly receding and have fallen below the height of the levee. River levels are likely to remain above the major flood level (9.7m) on Thursday.

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Rainfall has eased since late Wednesday over the Wilsons catchment, with major flooding continuing along the Wilsons River at Lismore. River level peaks were observed upstream of Lismore along the Wilsons River at Woodlawn around 3 pm Wednesday and along Leycester Creek at Tuncester around 8 pm Wednesday.

A major flood peak of 11.4m was observed at Lismore around 5pm Wednesday.

Orginal story: The Wilsons River peaked in Lismore at 11.4m at 5pm yesterday.

At 8.20am today (Thursday March 31), the river had dropped to 10.7m and was slowly falling.

It is still at major flood level, so caution is needed around waterways and on roads that may be flooded.

The river level may fall below the major flood level (9.70 m) Thursday afternoon or evening.

Police are still searching for a missing woman, Anita Brakel, who is believed to have been trapped in her car at Monaltrie during rising floodwater on Tuesday.

The Bureau of Meteorology forecast more showers today, easing after today.

Flood rising on Uralba St near Lismore Square on Wednesday. Picture: Cathy Adams

Temperatures are expected to reach 26C today and remain in the mid to high 20s.

For the current warnings and advice visit the SES website:

The SES said :"Help us help you. Stay informed. Let's all be prepared".

If you require emergency assistance in floods and storms call the NSW SES on 132 500.