Thrill-seeking Surfers Dive Into Raging Floodwaters at Murwillumbah Weir

StoryfulPublished: May 27, 20171 views
Published: May 27, 2017

A group of thrill-seeking friends decided to test their strength against Mother Nature by surfing floodwaters raging through Murwillumbah Weir on Thursday, March 30, as authorities issued flood warnings for northern New South Wales.

The deluge was brought by a weather front created by <a href="http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/schools-closed-as-brisbane-and-sydney-brace-for-fall-as-cyclone-debbies-aftereffects-get-disastrous/news-story/9f025c16d4be60ddaa330e09c73a6f96" target="_blank">ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie</a> after it lashed Queensland’s eastern coast before travelling south.

Some residents in south Murwillumbah were ordered to <a href="http://www.echo.net.au/2017/03/sth-murwillumbah-condong-tumbulgum-residents-ordered-evacuate/" target="_blank">evacuate</a> as a <a href="https://twitter.com/BOM_NSW/status/847339011685232641" target="_blank">major flood warning</a> was issued for the Tweed River.

According to the <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-30/nsw-floods-evacuation-warnings-and-rescues-underway/8400086" target="_blank"><span class="caps">ABC</span>,</a> properties in Lismore and Tweed Heads were also threatened, and people were urged to seek assistance at an evacuation centre.

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