by Hunter Paget – Age 11, Urbenville Public School

I WAS THERE when Lismore was flooding.  

I lost all my boyhood possessions and it was really sad when it flooded. Some people drowned in the floods.  That was heartbreaking.  

When Lismore dried up a lot of houses were destroyed and many roads were washed away, but our community worked together to help rebuild.  

Many helicopters arrived with army personnel to support the sick and elderly. My family needed to stay in a motel to keep us above flood water. I was so happy when we were safe at last.