In May 2009, wild winds and torrential rain battered much of northern New South Wales and south-east Queensland, leaving many towns and regions under water. See the impact in these photos.
ROAD and bridge repairs were covered under natural disaster relief arrangements, but it seemed the cost of protecting the elderly was not, a meeting has heard.
NURSING homes have been told they will have to foot the bill for evacuations that occurred during the May floods - despite assurances the cost would be covered.
MORE rain on Tuesday has increased flooding in northern NSW, isolating almost 600 people living on the banks of two rivers.
STUDENTS sitting their HSC exams had to be transported by SES floodboat to a NSW north coast high school on Tuesday.
THE DAMAGE bill for the disastrous May floods that affected more than half a million people has come in at more than $41 million across the North Coast.