Minister of Emergency Services provides flooding update

Emergency Services Minister Steph Cooke has warned residents of North Rivers and the central NSW North Coast to heed warnings from the Bureau of Meteorology, ahead of heavy rains in those areas .

“So really asking people at this point to work with us,” she said at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

She said school holidays can be a “riskier time given the weather conditions we face”.

“I understand it’s a difficult time.”