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Bridie Carter reveals the devastating impact the NSW floods have had on her Byron Bay property

McLeod’s Daughters star Bridie Carter reveals the devastating impact the NSW floods have had on her Byron Bay property

McLeod’s Daughters star Bridie Carter has spoken of the devastating impact the NSW floods have had on her home town of Byron Bay.

The 50-year-old actress told The Morning Show on Tuesday she was one of the many farmers in the region affected by the floods.

‘I am one of those farmers, but thank goodness the majority of my property is quite high,’ she said.

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Crisis: McLeod’s Daughters star Bridie Carter (pictured) has spoken of the devastating impact the NSW floods have had on her home town of Byron Bay

‘But the infrastructure that’s been destroyed, the crops and people’s livelihoods and homes, it’s devastating,’ she added.

More than a week of torrential rain has led to flooding in Byron Bay and other regions in New South Wales.

Byron Bay, which is typically overrun this time of year with holidaymakers, recorded 18mm of rain in the 24 hours to 8am on Sunday.

Floods: The actress, 50, told The Morning Show on Tuesday she was one of the farmers in the region affected by the floods, but said 'the majority of my property is quite high'

Floods: The actress, 50, told The Morning Show on Tuesday she was one of the farmers in the region affected by the floods, but said ‘the majority of my property is quite high’

The NSW State Emergency Service has responded to 9,700 calls for help across the state’s eastern coast and conducted 870 flood rescues.

Already, 34 NSW councils have declared natural disaster zones.

There have been several cases of cars being carried away by raging waters during the past week’s once-in-a-century floods.

Destroyed: Bridie also said 'the infrastructure that's been destroyed, the crops and people's livelihoods and homes is devastating'

Destroyed: Bridie also said ‘the infrastructure that’s been destroyed, the crops and people’s livelihoods and homes is devastating’

Weather event: Bridie shared this Instagram photo from her farm in Byron Bay on Monday

Weather event: Bridie shared this Instagram photo from her farm in Byron Bay on Monday

Rain: Byron Bay, which is typically overrun this time of year with holidaymakers, recorded 18mm of rain in the 24 hours to 8am on Sunday

Rain: Byron Bay, which is typically overrun this time of year with holidaymakers, recorded 18mm of rain in the 24 hours to 8am on Sunday

The incidents have sparked fresh warnings from State Emergency Services and Police, urging people to avoid driving through flood-stricken areas or face risking not only their own lives but also the lives of those attempting to help them.

The weather trough causing the havoc is due to collide with another system coming in from the southwest, meaning Sydney and the Mid-North Coast could cop another 100mm in the next day or so, and a season’s worth of rain is possible in the west.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said locals affected by the catastrophic weather were exasperated, as the state was hit by another disaster, following on from the 2019 bushfires and then the 2020 Covid epidemic.

Danger: More than a week of torrential rain has led to flooding in Byron Bay and other regions in New South Wales. Severe weather warnings were issued for the areas in yellow (pictured)

Danger: More than a week of torrential rain has led to flooding in Byron Bay and other regions in New South Wales. Severe weather warnings were issued for the areas in yellow (pictured)

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