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NSW floods: Insurance industry defends high premiums, calls for more disaster mitigation - ABC Online

The peak body representing Australia's insurance industry has defended reports of premiums costing up to $30,000 a year for residents in flood-affected parts of northern New South Wales. A public relations disaster followed the 2011 Queensland floods ...and more »

Debbie's devastation from above: Incredible aerial photos show entire towns submerged by rising waters - as TWO ... - Daily Mail

Woman's body has been found on her flooded rural New South Wales property after Cyclone Debbie's deluge; A second woman has also been confirmed dead after her car was swept away by floodwaters in Hunter Region; Police hold grave fears for a ...and more »

NSW flooding: Lismore ordered to evacuate, Murwillumbah residents stuck on roofs - ABC Online

About 20,000 people have been evacuated, while 10,000 are without power and safe water supply after northern New South Wales was inundated by severe flooding today. The main areas affected are around Murwillumbah, where residents have sought ...and more »

NSW floods: One dead, 20000 evacuated as water inundates Murwillumbah, Lismore - ABC Online

A body has been found on a property in northern New South Wales, where a flood emergency has seen 20,000 people evacuated. A woman was reported missing at Burringbar, south of Murwillumbah, overnight. Police say a body was found on the ...and more »

NSW floods: Malcolm Turnbull, Gladys Berejiklian survey devastation in state's north - ABC Online

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described the scene in Lismore as "gut wrenching" as he toured flood affected areas in northern New South Wales. Key points: Threat from flooding has passed in northern NSW and clean-up has begun; PM Malcolm ...and more »

Cyclone Debbie: Northern NSW residents urged to evacuate as strong winds hit south-east Qld - ABC Online

Residents in northern New South Wales have been ordered to evacuate ahead of "unprecedented" flooding, and south-east Queensland has been hit by damaging winds and heavy rain. It comes as ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie moves south, putting the Gold ...and more »

NSW floods: Lismore, Tweed Heads residents cleared to return as water subsides - ABC Online

The New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES) has cleared people to return to their homes and businesses in Lismore, as flood waters recede in the stricken city. Key points: Lismore described as "a disaster zone" as receding floodwaters reveal ...and more »

Biggest flood since '74 inundates northern rivers - Echonetdaily

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. Highways are closed, properties inundated, thousands stranded, power cut, livestock drowned ...and more »

NSW flooding sees five areas declared disaster zones after ex-cyclone Debbie – as it happened - The Guardian

Elle Hunt. Damage assessments have been carried out in north Queensland and the extent of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Debbie is becoming apparent – but for the flooding further south and towards NSW, it remains to be seen. A news story ...and more »

NSW floods: Two dead, evacuation orders issued as waters move south - ABC Online

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejikilian has pleaded with locals to heed SES warnings as the threat from the state's deadly flood crisis moves south from the stricken city of Lismore. Key points: Flood waters have begun receding in Lismore, and are ...and more »