Darlings Island flooding

Recently, the Hammond River and Darlings Island Lake overflowed their banks, making the only road to the mainland impassable by car.

People had to cross wearing rubber boots, while others used ATVs; kayaks, canoes, wagons; and even a wheel barrow.

If an emergency occurs, there are boats on standby through other fire departments or the Department of Energy and Resource Development to get additional emergency crews over if required.