Dungog gets on with it: a year after the superstorm

Dungog gets on with it: a year after the superstorm

It devastated a community but it also helped unite them.

The superstorm cut a swathe through Dungog.

The early hours of April 21, 2015, and all that followed will long live in the collective memory of the close-knit town.

But after such unimaginable tragedy, the community has stared down the challenges – be they emotional or logistic – and carried on.

This is Dungog – 2016-style.

Moving forward after the storm

A photographic exhibition will shine the light on Dungog’s resilience in moving forward from last year’s superstorm. Read more

Betty Kelehear was in the Alison Court complex when the 2015 April superstorm struck, but she has moved into a new unit in Brown Street.

Betty Kelehear was in the Alison Court complex when the 2015 April superstorm struck, but she has moved into a new unit in Brown Street.

Betty Kelehear has found a new home

When the April 2015 super storm hit, Betty Kelehear was in one of the bottom units at Alison Court in Dungog.

She was rescued by neighbour Beth Elford who helped get her to safety and for the last 11 months has been living with her daughter Cheryl and her fiancé Paul Lancaster. Read on

Project Bounce Forward case manager Charmaine Dickson and Dungog Shire Community Centre manager Sarah U’Brien

Project Bounce Forward case manager Charmaine Dickson and Dungog Shire Community Centre manager Sarah U’Brien

Dungog Shire Community Centre still involved in superstorm recovery

While the 12-month anniversary of last year’s April superstorm is looming, there are still five households who are not living back in their homes.

There are also four households who are living in their previously damaged homes, but the work has yet to be completed. Read more

Stroud RFS volunteers on the same wavelength

Stroud Rural Fire Service (RFS) is confident that dealing with another emergency on the scale of the Hunter Valley flooding last year would be much easier, and the community would be safer, thanks to new mobile radio equipment. Read more

Hover over the image below and CLICK THE RED DOTS for more insight into life before, during and after the superstorm