Sussex Inlet resident Gayle Pritchard admitted Monday was a "stressful" day as she watched the rain pour from the sky.
But come Tuesday she was more calm and ready to face the onslaught of possible flooding in Tuesday afternoon's predicted high tide at 2pm.
Ms Pritchard lives in Jacobs Drive, the main road into the seaside village, which although under water is "nowhere near the levels of five years ago".
"Back then we had to park up at the bridge and wade in, in our gumboots," she said.
"It was up over your knees."
She said she felt calmer on Tuesday.
"I'm a bit calmer today (Tuesday)," she said.
"Monday was stressful as we watched the rain pour down. But it seems to have settled.
"We just have to wait and see what the high tide does."
She said the family's wharf at the rear of the property is submerged in floodwater and water is in the back yard, it had not reached the height floodwaters did in 2015.
"We watched the water coming up yesterday, it was nowhere near the 2015 levels," she said.
"It's a lot better today than Monday.
"Five years ago it came right through and was within 15 centimetres of coming into the house.
"It went right through the garage and shed.
"But we are lots more prepared this time around.
"As soon as the water started rising we put the fridges up so if the water did come through they were safe.
"We learnt from the last time. Hopefully we'll be right at the peak."
Although the family has only owned their home for eight years, they have holidayed in the area most of their lives.
Ms Pritchard believes the community would cope with this latest episode.
"The community will all get together," she said.
"No one seems too fazed by it all."