Over the last few decades, modern industrialised agriculture has wrought havoc on natural systems. It has razed forests, decimated biodiversity, and has done immense damage to soils.
Significant fish kills in both the Ballina and Tweed areas have come about because of the recent flooding say council reps.
The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a Flood Watch for the Northern Rivers. Predicted heavy rain falls of 75-150mm are expected, with higher isolated falls possible, over the coming days into early next week.
Balllina Shire Councillor Keith Williams has been re-elected as chairperson of the Rous County Council, a group representing four councils on the Northern Rivers.
Even if you do get a warning and decide to stay, there is no guarantee emergency responders will make it to your place in time to save you or your property from disaster.
In 2017, Lismore was hit by the most damaging floods in more than 40 years off the back of Cyclone Debbie. There have been too many floods in the Northern Rivers to feel we are safe from more to come.
The wet weather likely to continue over the NSW/QLD coastal border region over the weekend, with heavy falls possible in Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Sunday and Monday.
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) urges communities to prepare for possible thunderstorms developing tonight and into the morning over the Northern Rivers bringing possible localized heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
Geoff Davis, Mullumbimby. At the meeting at the Mullum Ex Services on September 19, organised by the Mullumbimby Residents Association and the SES, a recurring theme was the state of our stormwater drains and dismay and frustration that there is no... Read More →
Disaster assistance for storm and flood affected communities in NSW from storms before cyclone Debbie has been awarded to Bellingen, Clarence Valley, Lismore and Richmond Valley LGAs.
For twenty years a local muso has been busking at the Lismore Car Boot market. Much of the community have passed by his open guitar case and in that time, many have also dropped in a few coins. Now it’s payback time.
A large timber bridge in the Tweed Valley which was washed away during the recent floods, and two major link roads damaged by floodwaters have been rebuilt and reopened.
Tweed Shire Council has successfully negotiated to push a temporary track through private property to restore access between Mullumbimby and the Tweed Valley after a huge collapse of the mostly gravel-road link during the recent floods.
Jimi Wollumbin, Uki Driving through the carnage in Murwillumbah this morning I was reminded that from Hippocrates day on, physicians have always observed the way illness follows war and pestilence. The outer environment cannot change without changes simultaneously being wrought... Read More →
Lismore business owner Stephen Kreig put the hard word on prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday, calling for government grants instead of low interest loans to help flood ravaged small businesses rebuild.
Lismore mayor Isaac Smith has one four letter word that he wants to tell prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who is visiting the flood ravaged city this morning.
Tweed mayor Katie Milne took to the air in a police helicopter on Saturday to see the flood damage across the Tweed from the air.
Most of the Lismore CBD will, however, remain closed to traffic during a clean-up of massive amounts of rubbish created as a result of the flood.
A woman’s body has been found on a flooded property at Burringbar in the Tweed Valley.
The northern rivers is awash with unprecedented flooding in most areas and around 20,000 people ordered to evacuate from Lismore and townships in the Tweed.
Updated, 6.15pm: The SES is directing residents of Lismore CBD, North and South Lismore, Tweed Heads South and West, South Murwillumbah, Condong, Tumbulgum, Bilambil, Chinderah and Fingal to evacuate where safe transit exists and they are able to do so.
A minor flood warning was issued for the Brunswick River last night as rain continued to fall in the catchment – but it was nothing like the beating the region copped two weeks ago.
As North Lismore residents receive the all-clear to return home and Bangalow Road reopens, Lismore City Council says the cost of its clean-up may be up to $2.5 million.
More than 12 hours after the rain had stopped, water was still rising in north Lismore and the SES sent out an emergency alert warning people they must evacuate before noon.
As Billinudgel’s resilient residents cleaned up and counted their losses on Sunday, at least one business said that an earlier warning from the SES would have saved them thousands of dollars in stock loss and damage to clients’ cars.