The flood clean-up phase is in full swing on the North Shore and strike force team members are on the ground to help the community recover.
There is a massive job ahead, Northside Progress Association president Kingsley Searle says.
Residents who chose not to evacuate pulled together and a community response swung into action.
The community is now coordinating with the authorities as the recovery process continues.
The North Shore community has welcomed a range of agencies from the SES to the Australian Defence Force, NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, Centrelink and the Red Cross.
The Settlement Point ferry is back in business for residents, emergency services and people helping with the clean-up.
Mr Searle said support from the wider community had been awesome but overwhelming.
He encouraged those wanting to help to connect with organisations and groups to do so. No more food is needed.
Mr Searle extended a heartfelt thanks to everyone who assisted.
"There are a lot of local heroes - too many to mention," he said.
"We [North Shore residents] are on the road to recovery but we are all pretty shattered.
"My biggest concern now is the wellbeing of everybody over here."
The floodwater levels were the highest Mr Searle had seen in almost 40 years living on the North Shore.
"You would have to be going back a long time to beat this one," Mr Searle said.
He gave a big shout out to Steve Lawrence and his crews from the SES, and described the support from Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams and Cowper MP Pat Conaghan as "absolutely brilliant".
The RFS shed is acting as a community hub.
The latest information can be found on the North Shore Community Noticeboard Facebook page.
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