The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting more heavy rain and high winds along our coast for at least the next 36 hours.
With a bit of luck the worst of it will miss our district but we should be prepared for worsening conditions - our experience with east coast lows tells us that things can change quite quickly.
A number of trees and power lines have already come down in parts of the area so please be careful on our roads if you need to head out.
For those in low-lying areas, NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit has sandbags available for those who need them, or may need them. Details are below.
Please stay safe and keep an eye or ear on your usual news channels in case things change.
This from Lake Macquarie SES unit:
If you require sandbags due to the heavy rain our unit has a sandbag point set up at our unit headquarters at the corner of Fourth Street and Creek Reserve Road, Boolaroo (Next to the Lake Macquarie City Council Works Depot).
If you require sandbags but are unable to get to our unit please call 132 500 and put in a request so that we can arrange for some to be delivered to you.
Greg Piper has been an independent voice for the people of Lake Macquarie for more than 30 years, as a Member of Parliament, Mayor and councillor. He was elected to Lake Macquarie council in 1991, served as Mayor from 2004 until 2012 and has been the State MP for Lake Macquarie since 2007.