‘There’s not much we can do except wait’, say residents anxious to check on damage to homes and businesses

Flood waters in the New South Wales town of Forbes appear to have peaked just below the record set in 1952 but residents are anxious about when the water will recede so they can start the clean-up.

The Lachlan River started rising on Monday and hit 10.68 metres on Wednesday afternoon – just below the 10.8-metre record – before dropping 1cm on Thursday morning.

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