Coffs Harbour Flood Early Warning System

Coffs Harbours presentation for flood events is around 45 minutes due to the mountainous nature of the hinterland.

Council has provided 14 rainguage stations throughout the whole catchment to alert of an impending flood event, these sites were selected in consultation with the SES and BOM, a special feature of these facilities is that the systems were designed and installed by Councils own staff.

The benefit to the community occurs as the warning system alerts the SES when 60 mm of rain occurs in a 3 hour period and allows the maximum warning time to prepare for a flood event.