April 2015 superstorms one year later: PHOTOS

April 2015 superstorms one year later: PHOTOS Massive waves can be seen over the top of the Newcastle Ocean Baths. Picture: Simone De Peak
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Four trees are down on one block in Wickham. Pic: Kate Miller

Stroud. Pic: Julie Farley

Floodwater at Stroud. Pic: Rosemary Laing

Merewether’s David Smith shared this close call after a tree fell.

Pic: Megan Saul.

Reader Alyssa Gray says her family are okay after the storm damaged her house and car severely. Pic: Alyssa Gray

A brick wall has tumbled in Islington. Pic: Shane Quill

New Lambton. Pic: Darren Pateman

Scenic Drive. Pic: Darren Pateman

Pic: Michael Albury

Storm damage at Karuah. Pic: Torsten Landwehr

Figs down in Laman Street. Pic: James Vadas

Pic: Jeff and Karyn Realph

Pic: Jeff and Karyn Realph

A fallen tree in Broadmeadow. Pic: Darren Pateman

The Hunter is waking up to severe storm damage. Pic: Darren Pateman

A roof lifted at Hamilton South. Pic: Darren Pateman

A damaged sign outside Hunter Stadium. Pic: Darren Pateman

Tiles off a roof in Cooks Hill. Pic: Cameron White

Damage at Karoola Road, Lambton. Pic: Max Mason-Hubers

Damage at Karoola Road, Lambton. Pic: Max Mason-Hubers

Damage at Karoola Road, Lambton. Pic: Max Mason-Hubers

Damage at Karoola Road, Lambton. Pic: Max Mason-Hubers

Flooding in Carrington on Monday night. Pic: Chris O’Brien

Tree down in Birrell street, and Chapman Street, Shortland. Photo: Kay Ing.

A tree crashes onto a car at Parry Street. Pic: Max Mason-Hubers

A tree crashes onto a car at Parry Street. Pic: Max Mason-Hubers

A tree crashes onto a car at Parry Street. Pic: Max Mason-Hubers

The Raymond Terrace Road crash scene. Pic: Marina Neil

Readers are reporting trees down and storm damage at the University of Newcastle residences. Pic: Brittany Hitch.

Pic: Jamie-Lee

Pic: Jamie-Lee

Two boats come together at Gosford breakwater. Pic: Joanne McCarthy

Damage on Zaara Street Newcastle. Front doors of no.19 and the roof off the building next door is in the pool. Picture: June Parkin

Damage on Zaara Street Newcastle. Front doors of no.19 and the roof off the building next door is in the pool. Picture: June Parkin

Damage on Zaara Street Newcastle. Front doors of no.19 and the roof off the building next door is in the pool. Picture: June Parkin

Damage on Zaara Street Newcastle. Front doors of no.19 and the roof off the building next door is in the pool. Picture: June Parkin

Damage on Zaara Street Newcastle. Picture: June Parkin

House split by tree in Rankin Park. Picture: Darren Pateman

House split by tree in Rankin Park. Picture: Darren Pateman

A tree in my neighbour’s yard. It’s on power a line and car trapped underneath. Picture: Christine Wilson

Laman Street, Newcastle: Gold Subaru trapped under trees. Picture: Kimberly Rigby

Laman Street, Newcastle: Gold Subaru trapped under trees. Picture: Kimberly Rigby

Laman Street, Newcastle. Picture: Kimberly Rigby

Laman Street, Newcastle. Picture: Kimberly Rigby

Laman Street, Newcastle. Picture: Kimberly Rigby

Laman Street, Newcastle: Gold Subaru trapped under trees. Picture: Kimberly Rigby

Tree on an apartment on Bousfield Street, Wallsend. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Ulambi Cresent blocked off by a fallen tree, another about to fall any minute on the same street. Tried calling SES line is busy. Picture: Meagan

Tree fallen on the roof of a house on Peppercorn Crescent, Fletcher. Picture: Hossein Rahimpour

A sign warning of raw sewage contamination due to flooding at GeorgeFarley oval Wallsend. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Trees down between Peppercorn Crescent Fletcher and Minmi Rd. Picture: Hossein Rahimpour

Trees down between Peppercorn Crescent Fletcher and Minmi Rd. Picture: Hossein Rahimpour

Main Road Cardiff. Picture: Darren Pateman

Picture: Lisa McClure

Picture: Lisa McClure

Civic Park, Newcastle. Picture: Andrew Wilshire

A Lake Macquarie jetty is consumed by the swollen lake. Picture: Hugh Robson

Cyclone floods Swansea backyard. Picture: Sylvia Lee

A fallen pine tree at Redhead. Picture: Darren Pateman

Yule Road, Merewether Heights. Picture: Darren Pateman

Picture: Sylvia Lee

Picture: Sylvia Lee

Picture: Sylvia Lee

Hunter Street, Newcastle. Picture: Rosemary Milsom

Beauford Hotel Mayfield loses its sign. Picture: Rosemarie Milsom

Maitland Road, Mayfield. Picture: Rosemarie Milsom

Fallen trees block lane in Mayfield. Picture: Rosemarie Milsom

Tree branches in overhead power lines at Russell Road, New Lambton. Picture: Simone De Peak

Police block Currawong Road, Cardiff Heights. Picture: Simone De Peak

A tree over a car on Main Road, Cardiff. Picture: Simone De Peak

The Red Rooster Chicken on Main Road Edgeworth gets blown away. Picture: Simone De Peak

A billboard blown down at Hunter Stadium. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A billboard blown down at Hunter Stadium. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A car crushed by a tree on Arcadia Ave in Arcadia Vale. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A car crushed by a tree on Arcadia Ave in Arcadia Vale. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A car crushed by a tree on Arcadia Ave in Arcadia Vale. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

This used to be 38 The Corso at Saratoga until it was hit by a huge falling tree. Picture: Joanne McCarthy

Civic Park, Newcastle. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Civic Park, Newcastle. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A shelter smashed at Wangi Wangi. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A tree fallen across a car on Parry Street, Newcastle West. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Swell on Lake Macquarie at Wangi Wangi. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Tree falls across Vita Cafe at Wangi. Picture: Jason Gordon

Lake surges across the public jetty in Dobell Park at Wangi. Picture: Jason Gordon

Picture: Craig Smith

Picture: Craig Smith

Picture: Craig Smith

Picture: Craig Smith

Picture: Craig Smith

Picture: Craig Smith

Cars crushed by trees in Maryland. Picture: Brian McCowen

Cars crushed by trees in Maryland. Picture: Brian McCowen

Tree and wires down on house in Lexington Parade Adamstown Heights. Picture: Darren Pateman

Very frothy at Newcastle Beach. Picture: Michael Rae

Newcastle Ocean Baths: Kerry Smith of Toronto gets caught in a wave. Picture: Simone De Peak

Foam from waves blow oaver the Newcastle Beach promenade. Picture: Simone De Peak

Newcastle Beach is completely coevered over. Picture: Simone De Peak

Strong winds flatten signs in Newcastle. Picture: Simone De Peak

Foam completely covers Newcastle Beach. Picture: Simone De Peak

East Maitland the corner of New England Hwy and Chelmsford Drive. Picture: Eleshia Howell

Vehicles crushed by trees at Wholesale Traders Newcastle, Clyde st Hamilton Nth. Picture: Darren Pateman

Vehicles crushed by trees at Wholesale Traders Newcastle, Clyde st Hamilton Nth. Picture: Darren Pateman

Vehicles crushed by trees at Wholesale Traders Newcastle, Clyde st Hamilton Nth. Picture: Darren Pateman

The scene at Kurri. Picture: Mark Sneddon.

A boat half submerged in Pelican. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A boat half submerged in Pelican. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The waterfront at Warners Bay. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The scene at Branxton earlier today. Picture: Mike Lowing

The scene at Branxton earlier today. Picture: Mike Lowing

The scene at Branxton earlier today. Picture: Mike Lowing

Tree damage in Lachlan Road Cardiff. Picture: Ashleigh Chappell

Tree damage in Lachlan Road Cardiff. Picture: Ashleigh Chappell

Tree damage in Lachlan Road Cardiff. Picture: Ashleigh Chappell

Tree damage in Lachlan Road Cardiff. Picture: Ashleigh Chappell

Freeman’s Drive Cooranbong. Picture: Tania Rossiter

Close Street Wallsend. Picture Danielle Nicoll

Laman Street Cooks Hill. Picture Meg Olsen

Singleton. Picture Paul Sharp

Boys bodyboard at King Edward Park. Picture: Darren Pateman

Boys bodyboard at King Edward Park. Picture: Darren Pateman

Stroud Showgrounds. Picture: Marina Neil

Stroud Showgrounds: Caravan and 4WD that was washed bout 100 metres to this location. Picture: Marina Neil

The damage caused when a surge of water rushed the home of Graeme and Robyn Arkinstall. Picture: Marina Neil

The damage caused when a surge of water rushed the home of Graeme and Robyn Arkinstall. Picture: Marina Neil

Water across the East bound lane New England Highway at Maitland. Picture: Peter Stoop

A man and woman rescued after their 4WD was stranded on Paterson Road, Woodwille. Picture: Peter Stoop

A man and woman rescued after their 4WD was stranded on Paterson Road, Woodwille. Picture: Peter Stoop

A man and woman rescued after their 4WD was stranded on Paterson Road, Woodwille. Picture: Peter Stoop

A man and woman rescued after their 4WD was stranded on Paterson Road, Woodwille. Picture: Peter Stoop

A man and woman rescued after their 4WD was stranded on Paterson Road, Woodwille. Picture: Peter Stoop

A man and woman rescued after their 4WD was stranded on Paterson Road, Woodwille. Picture: Peter Stoop

Brown Street in Dungog, the house of one the deceased in today’s floods. Picture: Marina Neil

Dungog road, near the intersection where four homes were washed away in flood waters. Picture: Marina Neil

Dungog near the intersection of Hooke Street near where the four homes were washed away in flood waters. Picture: Marina Neil

Damage along Maitland Road Mayfield. Picture: Simone De Peak

Dangar Park Maitland Road. Picture: Simone De Peak

Locals gather outside the Bank Hotel in Dungog. Picture: Marina Neil

Dungog: Angie Hobman and John Edwards lost their home, it used to be behind the fire truck seen her in the background. Picture: Marina Neil

Dungog: Colleen and Stephen Jones lost everything but managed to save their three dogs. Picture: Marina Neil

Hargrave Street Carrington. Picture: Simone De Peak

A very flooded Hunter expressway at 12:52pm today. Picture: Supplied

A flying trampoline. Picture: Georgia Phillips

A flying trampoline. Picture: Georgia Phillips

A flooded yard in Telarah. Picture: Tony Edmunds

Government Road, Nelson Bay. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Government Road, Nelson Bay. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Nelson Bay Road, Salt Ash. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

King Edward Park, Newcastle. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Yule Road, Merewether Heights. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

A fallen tree narrowly misses the house in Adamstown Heights. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

A collapsed retaining wall at Nelson Bay Bowling Club. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

A collapsed retaining wall at Nelson Bay Bowling Club. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

A man trying to dig a drain on the corner of Fingal and Magnus Street, Nelson Bay. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

A tree down at the Arts and Craft Centre, Nelson Bay. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Riverside Park flooded by the Hunter River, Raymond Terrace. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Ocean froth washes across Shortland Esplanade at Newcastle Beach on Tuesday night. Picture: Ian Kirkwood

Ocean froth washes across Shortland Esplanade at Newcastle Beach on Tuesday night. Picture: Ian Kirkwood

Big seas tear through Newcastle Ocean Baths. Picture: Simone De Peak

Picture: Darren Pateman

Murray’s Beach. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Flooding on the corner of Wills Street and Lakeside Drive in Swansea. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The Farley underpass. Picture: Courtesy of the Maitland Mercury.

Water from Lake Macquarie inundates the Swansea Fisherman’s Co-op. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

From ABC Newcastle’s Facebook page: Maitland Vale Road at Lambs Valley. Photo courtesy of Cherie at Lambs Valley

Picture: Selwyn Cox

Picture: Selwyn Cox

Picture: Selwyn Cox

Picture: Selwyn Cox

Picture: Selwyn Cox

Sarah Murray sent in this shot of Vincent St, Cessnock.

TweetFacebook Throwback Thursday: April 2015 superstorms Nearly one year on after the deadly April 2015 superstorms, we look back on the photos of the storms that ripped through the region.On April 21 last year superstorms hit the Hunter leaving a trail of devastation as cyclonic winds and walls of floodwater pounded the region. Nearly one year later, we look back to the photos taken during the storms.

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