Persistent, heavy rainfall fell from March 16 to March 23 in New South Wales. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported that the storm brought record rainfall in the north coast, with towns near Port Macquarie, such as Kendall, seeing record rainfall of more than 400 mm (16 in) between 19 and 20 March.
The Diocese of Lismore is launching a flood appeal, and has contributed $10 000 towards hay for affected farmers. It will give financial and practical support where it can to affected households in the Diocese.
The Diocesan Flood Appeal will call for donations via its global YouTube and Facebook audiences, Parish bulletins, flyers and posters and on this Diocesan website.
The Diocese will organise the distribution of relief, as it did after the bushfires of 2020 and the floods in 2017.
Bishop Greg, on behalf of the Diocese, is calling on your support to kindly assist his relief efforts.
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