Large waves are also expected on the coast for the next 12 to 24 hours before the system weakens and moves away during Saturday.
Gusts in excess of 100 km/h were recorded from Evans Head and Ballina around 11pm Thursday as a small low crossed the coast.
Further wind gusts in excess of 90km/hr are still possible, especially along the coastal fringe.
Heavy rain has produced river rises throughout the region and Flood Warnings are now current for the Tweed, Brunswick, Richmond/Wilsons, Clarence, Orara, Bellinger, Macleay, Nambucca and Hastings Rivers. A Flood Watch remains current for all remaining coastal streams from the Queensland border to Port Macquarie.
Very large ocean waves and swell are occurring along the coast between the Queensland border and Port Macquarie.
Emergency services advise you to keep clear of fallen power lines, stay indoors away from windows and keep children indoors.
Emergency services advise you not to enter flood water. Stay well clear of creeks, storm drains and causeways.
Surf Life Saving Australia recommends that you stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.
Emergency services advise you check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary, raise goods and electrical items.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218.
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