Scores of schools across flood-hit New South Wales have been closed due to the extreme weather emergency and are expected to remain shut tomorrow.

State Emergency Service Commissioner Carlene York today confirmed some schools on the Mid-North Coast are expected to close tomorrow.

Ms York also urged people in flooded areas to work from home tomorrow.

The Hawkesbury region resembles an inland sea as the deluge continues. (Nine)

“We do not want people on the roads putting themselves at risk,” she said.

  • Barrington Public School
  • Bellbrook Public School
  • Bellingen High School
  • Bellingen Public School
  • Bowraville Central School
  • Bungwahl Public School
  • Cartwright Public School
  • Elands Public School
  • Eungai Public School
  • Gladstone Public School
  • Hannam Vale Public School
  • Huntingdon Public School
  • Jilliby Public School
  • Johns River Public School
  • Kendall Public School
  • Kinchella Public School
  • Long Flat Public School
  • Lowana Public School
  • Medlow Public School
  • Mitchells Island Public School
  • Mount George Public School
  • Mount Kanwary Public School
  • Mount Pleasant Public School
  • Nambucca Heads High School
  • North Haven Public School
  • Orama Public School
  • Orara Upper Public School
  • Pacific Palms Public School
  • Rolland Plains Public School
  • Stratford Public School
  • Stroud Public School
  • Telegraph Point Public School
  • Toormina High School
  • Ulong Public School
  • Ungwahl Public School
  • Upper Lansdowne Public School
  • Willawarrin Public School
  • Wooli Public School

Updates on school closures are expected later today.

More than a dozen Kendall Public School staff stayed to look after the children at the small school, south of Port Macquarie.

NSW flooding
Students were trapped in their school in Kendall, on the NSW Mid-North Coast, as floodwaters quickly rose on Friday night. (9News)

In a statement, the NSW Education Department said the safest option was to keep students and staff at the school.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called this weekend’s flooding on the North Coast a “one in 100-year event” as intense rainfall continues to hammer the east coast with no signs of slowing.

“Regrettably, parts of the Mid North Coast are experiencing a one in 100-year event, and while we don’t think things will worsen on the Mid North Coast, definitely conditions will continue,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Emergency services in Kempsey, delivering food across flood waters to cattle. (9News)

NSW SES’s Assistant Commissioner Dean Storey described the conditions today as a “serious, potential life-threatening weather event” as he urged affected residents to heed flood warnings and evacuation orders.

He urged everyone in impacted communities to avoid unnecessary travel, with landslips causing treacherous conditions on the roads.

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SES volunteers have now responded to 7000 calls for assistance and that was “increasing exponentially by the hour.”

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