17 Creative Ways Australians Got Around After Their Town Had Been Flooded
Bring out those giant pink flamingos!
Residents of the northern NSW regional city of Lismore powered through the floods as heavy rains from Cyclone Debbie lashed last week.
Lismore sits on the edge of the Wilsons River, so when the banks overflowed, many residents were forced to seek refuge.
Cars and removalist's trucks caught in the waters were useless.
So people got creative!
There was a lot of paddling.
Including a drive thru. Let's be real, there's no better time for a Macca's run!
You gotta drink to that!
Surfboards also proved useful.
Not just to keep humans dry, but to save the animals too.
Here's another paddler surveying the new waterways of Lismore.
Residents can still fly out of Lismore by plane. That is, if they can get themselves to this island.
Otherwise those giant inflatable birds will have to do the job.
It's a unicorn to the rescue!
In the beginning mountain bikes were handy for wading through the flood. Not for long.
These bros each had their own mode of transport: an inflatable mattress, a wheelie bin and the roof of a car (might as well make use of it while it's still above water).
Those who couldn't return to their own beds camped out in the car as they waited for the floods to recede.
And here's one resident chillin' on a park bench with a cuppa.
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