INUNDATED: Powerful floodwaters roar through Helene St during the 2013 floods.
INUNDATED: Powerful floodwaters roar through Helene St during the 2013 floods. Gerard Walsh

WE WERE THERE: When the rain kept coming

WHEN the Southern Downs was hit by three devastating floods within two years, the Daily News was the place the community could turn to for the latest information, updates of the event and the stories of those at the heart of the disaster.

Although much of the Rose City came to a standstill, the crew at the Daily News powered through to keep you up to date with the latest developments.

Our team of reporters - some of whom chose staying at work over getting home before roads were cut - pulled on their gumboots, strapped on their cameras and recorded all the images, stories and details of the events that have become part of our local history.

We spoke to people who had lost their homes and belongings to the relentless waters and we honoured the sleep-deprived emergency service crews who selflessly battled to keep our residents and their homes and businesses safe.

Our reporters compiled thousands of images of the waters as they slowly rose above the riverbanks and spilled into our streets, sporting fields, homes and businesses.

Both the Warwick Daily News website and print editions became beacons of information and knowledge amid the turmoil these disasters delivered to our region.

Take a trip through the past and see more flood photos at warwickdailynews.com.au.



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