College faces floodwater

Major flooding caused extensive damage to agriculture in the Forbes region recently and forced Red Bend Catholic College students back to online learning.

“Flooding in the town of Forbes has been significant, but less so than in 2016,” a College spokesperson said on 19 November. “In anticipation of the rising water, a decision was made for students and staff to transition to online learning.

“Our school is surrounded on three sides by the Lachlan River, which peaked at 10.53 metres and is holding steady.

“We are currently awaiting an ‘all clear’ from the SES so that we can return to face-to-face learning on site’.”

See drone footage of floodwater surrounding the school: