In 2010 and 2012, floods devastated Uranquinty. So a local group, Progress Association, worked with the NSW SES to devise a disaster response plan to minimise damage from future floods. With just 715 residents, Uranquinty punches above its weight in people power. The town rallied together, learnt rescue techniques, fortified houses. In short, by taking ownership of their issues, the people of Uranquinty grew stronger together.