While Lismore faces more destructive flooding on Monday, residents have been reminiscing about last month’s floods and those blunders.

Lismore councillor Elly Bird told the ABC breakfast program that the city had removed all houses and the centre of the city from inundated rubble for days and “questioning what’s next and is this going to happen to us again”

Amid reconstruction efforts the Bureau of Meteorology warned Tuesday of potential life-threatening flash flood waters that stretch for more than 500 kilometres along the New South Wales coastlines.

A region of Queensland has also been put on high alert after heavy rain brought down an estimated 300mm across parts of the Gold Coast in less than a day.

The new low pressure system could be less powerful than the previous one, but the ground already softened following weeks of continuous rainfall may result in a sudden surge in river levels.


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