REGARDLESS of where the cyclone tracks it will "flex it's muscles from a distance, whipping up large waves and heavy swell" with some predicting 500mm of rain.
FRIENDS say the victim - a special needs teacher, works on a casual basis and will need ample time to rehabilitate.
HOW much rain we could get today, this month, and next month.
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A HUGE cloud of dust which has been reducing air quality to hazardous levels in the state's south is on it's way to the Northern Rivers.
A DRAMATIC police pursuit saw at least 10 police vehicles chasing males driving a Toyota Yaris after breaking into a home near Lismore.
WARNINGS upgraded with an increase in fire activity.
TRAFFIC is affected in both directions after a three car crash.