With rain predicted throughout the weekend and Tropical Cyclone Oma bearing down on the Queensland and Northern NSW coast, Tuncurry residents have got their first taste of strong weather today, February 21.
A heavy downpour hit around midday and quickly flooded low-lying parts of Manning Road, with water in the left lane outside the Great Lakes Advocate office coming over the gutter onto the footpath.
Local shop-owners and employees gathered outside and helped warn unsuspecting motorists of the hazardous water levels that awaited those not driving to the conditions.
A spokesperson from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) advised that the downpour was not associated with TC Oma but rather onshore flow from a high pressure system to the south.
For more information on TC Oma, click here.