Hi Everyone who’s been searching for more information thanks to the near complete blackout of news info (for some odd reason :P)
First up I thought I’d answer some of the questions left in the comments of the previous post
The water never rose above 18.1m, however, most of the photos in the previous gallery were taken before the water peaked. There are some homes that seem to have just escaped in that gallery, However the water rose a bit more, I spent the morning at a friend of the families down near the river, About a foot of water filled the house, Most items left on the floor or near are water damaged, Most of the time was spent removing wet items from the floor and pulling up carpet, Bit distressing for the kids bedroom having to decide what had to be thrown out because of the damage.
Sorry for the lack of description and location on the older photos, I only had time to install the Gallery software and post the images, I’d have liked to give a good location for where each shot was taken from, I’ve added some descriptions. Also, The cameras date/time was incorrect, so the dates shown were out by a few years.
The local Plant Nursery has a few photos and a short video up as well: http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/…
There is some information and photos available on the 1954 flood here: http://www.kyogleweb.com.au/54flood/index.htm
To my knowledge there hasn’t been any confirmed reports of loss of life, However, There was 2nd hand information that the choppers in the air were looking for 3 boys who jumped off the Bridge into the water, I’ve not seen any news reports about that however, so unable to confirm.
The water from Town has since been dropping, And has flowed onto flood Casino, And is now heading for Coraki(as well as the water from Lismore), Theres some coverage of that here. The entire area has been classified as a Natural Disaster zone
To all those who have family/friends in town, And to all those affected by the flood waters locally and in the region, I wish you luck and hope that you’ve stayed safe.