Northern Rivers flood victims urged to think of safety when considering buyback offers

The Insurance Council of Australia has implored flood-affected residents in NSW’s Northern Rivers to think about their safety when faced with the prospect of selling up and moving to higher ground. Key points: $800 million in buyback funding is available for flood-affected houses in the Northern Rivers The Insurance Council of Australia wants people to … Read more

The New South Wales town of Mungindi prepares for possible three-week isolation as Moree washes the mud away

At 2,000 feet above the New South Wales-Queensland border, an SES team is taking note of isolated communities and townships. Floodwaters sprawl out to the horizon, piercing their way through fields and major roads. The team’s destination is Mungindi, a rural town with a population of just several hundred people, many of them Indigenous. Their … Read more

Northern Rivers flood buyback scheme offers residents fresh start | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Northern Rivers flood buyback scheme offers residents fresh start | ABC NewsABC News (Australia) NSW government to buy flood-hit homes in $800 million buyback scheme9News ‘Thought I was a pretty tough old bugger’: flood victims see way forward after months of waitingSydney Morning Herald PM and NSW Premier unveil buyback planABC News View full coverage … Read more

Northern Rivers flood buyback scheme offered to those with destroyed and damaged homes

Residents in the Northern Rivers region of NSW whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged during unprecedented floods earlier this year may now be able to move to higher ground. Key points: A buyback scheme is announced for flood victims in the NSW Northern Rivers region The region was hit hard by floods in February … Read more

Australia weather forecast: NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS rain to linger, more flash flooding

The worst is not over for half of the country, as weather systems continue to smash four already drenched states with heavy rainfall. Two distinct low pressure systems will clash on Tuesday to form a “hybrid cyclone” off the east coast of Victoria, bringing heavy rainfall and possible flooding to the east of the state … Read more

National weather: Wettest month on record in Victoria, flooding in NSW

Victoria is likely to smash the record for the wettest October ever on record as rain continues to drench the sodden state. An intense low pressure system is causing havoc from southeast Queensland to Victoria, bringing flooding rains to soaked towns across the east coast. The Bureau of Meteorology’s Kevin Parkyn said the rainfall experienced … Read more

NSW floods: Urgent search after person fails to emerge from flooded Cooyal Creek at Gulgong, near Mudgee

A large-scale search is underway for a woman missing in floodwaters in the state’s Central West. Key points: A search is underway for a woman missing in floodwaters in NSW’s central west Six flood rescues have been carried out on the state’s north as evacuation orders remain for parts of Lismore The Murray River at … Read more

The Archbishop of Canterbury visits flood-ravaged Lismore in an ‘uplifting’ experience for locals of faith

As Ray Nickel waited at the front of his flood-ravaged house, his anxiety levels rose dramatically. The ceremonial leader of his faith was moments from arriving. Mr Nickel said a personal visit from the Archbishop of Canterbury in the wake of the catastrophic northern NSW floods was an “absolute privilege”, even if it was a … Read more

Norco stands down 170 workers at flood-damaged ice cream factory in South Lismore

One hundred and seventy staff at a Lismore ice-cream factory are without work today and don’t know if they will receive redundancy payments, after the company failed to find enough money to keep them on. Key points: Norco has stood down 170 staff at its ice cream factory in South Lismore today It wants another … Read more

NSW set for ‘very long season’ of rain as flood warnings return to Lismore

NSW is facing “challenges on multiple fronts” as severe weather brings floods and heavy downpours to inland areas and again threatens the Northern Rivers region. Key points: Almost 50 flood rescues have been performed in recent days by the SES Flood warnings are in place across the state, including for Lismore Minister Steph Cook says … Read more