The Flood Survivors

In March 2022 I visited Ballina, Lismore, Wardell, Broadwater, Woodburn and Coraki to speak with Australians who had lived through this year’s devastating floods.

In late February, torrential rain hit the northern part of the Australian state of New South Wales, submerging the region under raging floodwater. It took days to dissipate.

Now – with residents still attempting to rebuild – the area has been hit again, leaving many in despair.

These are their stories.