After the Floods – Photos of Dungog, New South Wales


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The torrential rainfall and flash floods that hit areas of New South Wales, Australia on 21 April 2015 brought widespread destruction and left 4 people dead.

Over 300 mm of rain fell in less than 24 hours. 12 parts of New South Wales were later declared natural disaster zones.

One of the worst hit areas was the small town of Dungog in the Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales. The flash floods there ripped through the heart of the town, dragging houses with it. Three people were killed in the torrent. Homes, businesses, roads and bridges all suffered severe damage.

Below are some photos taken by a local resident, Harry Rose, soon after the floods hit. They illustrate the power and destruction of the floods, and the hardship faced by locals in getting their town and community back to normal.

Photos of Floods in Dungog, Hunter, New South Wales

Photos above all courtesy of Harry Rose published under the Creative Commons License.