As Lismore slowly repairs it’s preparing for higher floods under climate change

A street in Lismore, Australia, partially underwater
A street in Lismore, Australia, underwater on 31 March, 2022. Credit: Dan Peled/Stringer/Getty Images

As the threat of extreme weather events increases, Lismore – a city that has suffered its share of historic floods – debates whether the official flood planning levels need to be increased to meet what the future might bring.

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