I know this article is not very timely as Cyclone Debbie has come and gone and left within its wake devastation and destruction.
My family moved to Lismore when I was 1 year old in 1973. We have seen our fair share of flood. Approx. 35 floods in that time. I have grown up with Lismore and its ability to flood and cause devastation. I remember wading waste deep into businesses, helping wash down the walls and restack the shelves as the water was going down so they could get back