Residents in Boggabilla and Toomelah have been told to prepare to evacuate.
The NSW State Emergency Service reported significant river level rises have been observed along the Macintyre River upstream of the communities.
The Macintyre River level is expected to reach the major flood level (12 metres) early Friday morning and is likely to peak near 12.8m Friday evening.
The entire community of Toomelah, along with Boggabilla residents within the areas listed below, should make plans and prepare to evacuate:
Residents should prepare now to evacuate should conditions deteriorate or if instructed to do so.
An evacuation order will be issued by the NSW SES if evacuation is required.
Residents should leave the areas identified and stay with family or friends and an evacuation registration point has been established for Boggabilla at the Town & Country Club for those residents.
If you are unable to stay with family or friends, an evacuation centre will be set up at the Moree East Public School this afternoon.
What to expect:
As flood waters approach, Boggabilla and Toomelah will become isolated with road access cut. As the river nears its predicted peak it is expected that the townships will be inundated by floodwaters.
If you remain in the area after Friday, December 3 at 11am you may become trapped and it may be too dangerous for you to be rescued.
What you need to do:
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