VIDEO: Hastings flood damage inspected

Port Macquarie-Hastings mayor Peter Besseling with NSW Governor Professor Marie Bashir at Rocks Ferry Reserve today.

Port Macquarie-Hastings mayor Peter Besseling with NSW Governor Professor Marie Bashir at Rocks Ferry Reserve today.

Acting Governor-General Marie Bashir inspected the damage caused by the weekend floods when she visited the Hastings yesterday. 

Accompanied by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council mayor Peter Besseling the NSW Governor spoke of the devastation apparent from the helicopter which flew her to Wauchope.

However, the Wauchope Gazette reports, she was heartened by the buoyancy and resilience of local people and the natural beauty of the area, which was obvious even in the wake of the natural disaster.

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The view from Professor Bashir's helicopter tour of the Hastings. Pic: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

The view from Professor Bashir's helicopter tour of the Hastings. Pic: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

The view from Professor Bashir's helicopter tour of the Hastings. Pic: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

The view from Professor Bashir's helicopter tour of the Hastings. Pic: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

The view from Professor Bashir's helicopter tour of the Hastings. Pic: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

The view from Professor Bashir's helicopter tour of the Hastings. Pic: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

The view from Professor Bashir's helicopter tour of the Hastings. Pic: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

The view from Professor Bashir's helicopter tour of the Hastings. Pic: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Click on the image below to get a taste of the amazing destruction the Acting Governor General saw at Rocks Ferry Reserve.