BOF says Grafton flood reminds him of MoreeBy John Morrison & Kerrin Thomas, Monday February 4, 2013 - 20:17 EDT
New South Wales Premier, Barry O'Farrell, says his visit to flood-affected regions on the North Coast has reminded him of his visit to Moree around the same time last year.
Moree was flooded almost exactly one year ago, as flood waters travelled downstream from Queensland.
Barry O'Farrell told ABC's Statewide Drive program the conditions in Grafton this year are very similar to those in Moree 12 months ago.
"You arrive in these places, magnificent blue skies, great weather and, of course, they're in the midst of a flood crisis," he said.
"In the case of Moree, with the water coming down from Queensland, so many sunny days, yet there was flooding, so for those of us who live in the city, it's unusual."
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