The Wilson River in Lismore during the flood of Jan 08
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  • After the hailstorms, we had the floods. The town area was somewhat spared now that the levy wall has been built. However, living up on a hilltop, we aren't quite affected by the floods.

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    Wilson river on a calm day [not our image]
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    Those pylons are normally connected to solid ground
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    Toilet block about 1/3 submerged
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    The width of the river is about the width of the steal frame above the bridge
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    This obelisk sits about 50 to 60 meters away from the rivers edge
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    Note where street lamps are ... and they don't normally place these in the river
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    This area is quite a distance from the edge of the river
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    At the peak of the flood
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    After the water retreated a little
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    That roof is not floating away - its just under water
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    There is normally a huge drop to the river from where those buildings sit
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    The water lapping at the levee bank
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    A little further upstream
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    The Wilson Hotel
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    Note the car
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    Using the train tracks to bypass the flooded roads near Bexhill
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    Coming out into Bexhill after passing the flooded road