Lismore Floods

It’s about a year since the last big floods in Lismore (my home town) in Northern NSW. My sister’s house is on the left in the featured photograph, and the house on the right is one I considered buying a couple of years ago. I suspect the value of the property is a fair deal LESS, now.

My family still has a nervy-ness about every time there’s talk of another flood coming. Though last year they didn’t listen to my advice to “get out while they could”, this time around they’re far more cautious. Every time it rains, I get a phone call, asking me for my “expert advice”.

Here’s some photographs taken by family members during the time which illustrate how close the waters either came into getting into their own homes, or the homes of other family members, and what it was like afterwards.

Lismore Flood 3Lismore Flood 2Lismore Flood 1






2 responses to “Lismore Floods”

  1. Victor Avatar

    I don’t think that I could live in a flood prone locality. I admire the resilience of those who bounce back from these setbacks.

    1. James O'Brien Avatar

      Hi Victor, I’ll likely return to Lismore in retirement, but definitely plan to live on the hill.

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