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

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 wrapping today's ...and more »

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

A public relations disaster followed the 2011 Queensland floods when residents in Brisbane and Ipswich found they had no flood insurance at all. The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) says the Federal Government needs to put aside $200 million in the ...and more »

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

Incredible photos have emerged showing the devastation wreaked by rising floodwaters in New South Wales, as police confirm a second woman has died in the aftermath of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie. A 64-year-old woman has been confirmed dead after her car ...and more »

Ex-cyclone Debbie: two dead as disaster zones declared in NSW - The Guardian

Two people have died and others are feared drowned in flooding in New South Wales in the wake of Cyclone Debbie. Sign up for Guardian Today Australian edition: the stories you need to read, in one handy email. Read more. Police found one woman's body ...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 »

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 Turnbull ...and more »

Ex-Cyclone Debbie: search continues for three men missing in Queensland - The Guardian

A man paddles a kayak down a street in Lismore on Saturday. Photograph: Jason O'Brien/Getty Images. Authorities hold grave fears for three men still missing in Queensland as residents in parts of northern NSW return to their homes to start cleaning up ...and more »

Cyclone Debbie's cost climbs to $1b as damage spreads south - The Australian Financial Review

Lennon Bartlett rows through the McDonald's drive-through in central Lismore, New South Wales. Dave Hunt. by Alice Uribe. The insurance bill from the torrential rain and flooding in the wake of Cyclone Debbie is expected to rise to more than $1 billion ...and more »

Cyclone Debbie aftermath: Lismore floods tear heart out of city business zone - dailytelegraph.com.au

DEVASTATED Lismore business owners say they may never recover from the latest floods — the worst in 43 years — with some saying they might shut for good. With every single business in the CBD of Lismore submerged by up to 3.5m of water after the ...and more »

Northern NSW preparing for flood clean up - SBS

NSW authorities believe the major flood crisis impacting the state's north is beginning to fade. (AAP). The NSW State Emergency Service believes the major flood crisis impacting the state's north is beginning to fade. Updated Updated 1 April 2017 ...and more »