Deb is the owner of Music Bizarre in Magellan Street in the Lismore CBD, was torn between protecting her business or her South Lismore home – both of which were hit by the flood.
TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains descriptions of flood impact and inundation.
"Being involved in the Flood Stories project has been a really interesting process of revisiting that time and realising that l still hold very strong feelings about it all. I feel quite aware that the strongest and most painful emotions l have are probably more connected to other people's reactions and judgements that abounded for a good six months to a year after the actual event. Flood Stories has also been quite positive in giving me an opportunity to reassess how l feel within myself three years on and observing how much l feel l have matured and grown over the time."