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Clarence Valley Council advises risk of landslips in Yamba NSW coastal zone - see map

March 20, 2017 - 13:31 -- Admin

Clarence Valley Council, media release, 20 March 2017:Mayor: Jim Simmons LOCKED BAG 23 GRAFTON NSW 2460A/General Manager: Ashley Lindsay Telephone: (02) 6643 0200Fax: (02) 6642 7647FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 20, 2017Yamba hill residents notified of landslip riskSOME residents on Yamba hill have been advised to watch for potential landslips following heavy rain in the area over the past five days.Clarence Valley Council works and civil director, Troy Anderson, said council monitored rainfall events on the hill so it could warn landowners and property managers of any increased risk of landslip in an area known as the Yamba landslide risk zones (see attached image).“With the heavy rain over the past few days, we have now reached red alert levels,” he said.“If landowners or other occupiers notice any sign of soil movement they should consider evacuating the site and should notify council immediately.“We have an engineer on standby to investigate any concerns, but at the moment there have been no problems reported.“We notified the occupiers of the 15 affected properties with this information on Saturday.”Below is a chart indicating trigger levels for the Yamba landslide risk zones.Release ends.The highlighted area shows properties in the Yamba landslide risk zone