Police issue alert for elderly woman feared missing as floodwaters rise on NSW Mid North Coast
Police have issued a geo-targeting alert for an elderly woman missing on the NSW Mid North Coast as severe weather conditions worsen.
It is the first time police have used the new technology to track down a missing person considered “high risk”, with an alert issued to people in suburbs including Gloucester, Barrington, Stratford and Weismantels.
Adele Morrison, 78, was last seen leaving her home in Port Macquarie about 6am on Tuesday to travel to Gloucester.
Ms Morrison was reported missing on Wednesday and she has not been heard from since, which family members said is “out of character”.
“Police and family continue to hold serious concerns for Adele’s welfare due to her age and current weather conditions in the area.”
The Mid North Coast is currently being inundated with extreme rainfall with several flood warnings in place for the area.
One hour south in the town of Bulahdelah, residents are being forced to evacuate due to the dangerous conditions.
Ms Morrison is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 150cm to 160cm tall, with a medium build, grey hair and hazel eyes.
She is believed to have been travelling in a red 2017 Toyota Corolla with NSW registration plates DSN 47R.
Anyone who may have seen or heard from Ms Morrison, or who may have seen a red Toyota Camry with registration DSN 47R on the Mid North Coast in the past four days, is urged to contact police immediately.