These photos, provided to the Manning River Times by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), provide a snapshot of the coordinated recovery operation across the region in the aftermath to last month's floods.
Esteemed ADF photographers CPL Sagi Biderman, LAC John Solomon and SGT Nunu Campos captured these images of emergency services personnel deployed to Operation NSW Flood Assist.
There were many high profile figures on the ground to assess the damage.
NSW Police deputy commissioner Gary Worboys, Resilience NSW commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and Operation NSW Flood Assist commander Mick Garraway discussed the response to the floods in Taree's Pulteney Arcade.
Commander Garraway and Commissioner Fitzsimmons then toured flood affected areas of the Mid North Coast in an Army Blackhawk.
Governor-General David Hurley was briefed by emergency services personnel at the MidCoast Council Emergency Operations Centre before visiting flood affected areas of Taree and Wingham.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison also visited Taree and Port Macquarie. He spoke with Australian Army reservists at the Macquarie Barracks in Taree alongside Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud, Lyne MP Dr David Gillespie and Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead.
He spoke with Major Baden Taylor and Warrant Officer Class One Andrew Newsome of the emergency support force at the Taree barracks and climbed aboard an Army M40 MAN truck.
Mr Elbourne, a former member of the Royal NSW Regiment, was also photographed holding a picture of himself with Prince Charles during his time serving in England alongside the British Army's 3rd Battalion, Queen's Regiment, on Salisbury Plains and while standing on his driveway to wave to Australian Army personnel on their way to conduct relief and recovery tasks.
Other incredible shots include reservists from the 117th Royal New South Wales Regiment disembarking an Australian Army MRH-90 Taipan at Taree Airport, combat engineers remediation efforts to clear landslide debris near Elands, Manning Valley Race Club and the Martin Bridge during an aerial reconnaissance and Mid Coast NSW RFS district officer Stuart Robb discussing the clean-up operation with crew members.
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Times photographer Scott Calvin captured these NSW Rural Fire Service trucks heading out to a clean-up mission at Andrews Reserve (Taree West).
A view from above
Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie captured a birdseye view of the damage and recovery efforts across the region.
Dr Gillespie was taken on a tour of the area by the ADF and livestreamed the experience on Facebook.
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