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Heavy downpour over NSW could lead to flooding and erosion as conditions deteriorate faster than initially expected.

A severe weather warning is in place for heavy rain bringing flash flooding, winds up to 90 km/h and damaging waves along the coast on Sunday afternoon.

Residents in several locations have been told to evacuate, but NSW Emergency Services Minister Steph Cooke reminded people they need not wait to be told to leave .

“If you feel uncomfortable or unsure of your situation and have the option of leaving early, do not necessarily wait for an evacuation order to be issued in your area” , she said.

Meanwhile, a recently retired Royal Australian Navy senior chaplain is pushing for many more non-religious pastoral care givers.

“A lot of defense chaplains are kind humans and are extremely good at caring for others,” said Collin Acton, the former chief executive of the navy chaplaincy.

People can stay on the grounds of the 1870s Mooramong farmhouse in Skipton after the Victorian government this week donated money to the National Trust to fund overnight stays.

The National Trust plans to open some of the historic cottages and erect tiny houses and glamping tents for visitors from this spring.

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