Floodwater hits Laidley homes, CBD

HOMES in low-lying areas south of Laidley and business houses in the CBD were inundated when floodwaters entered the town yesterday morning.

With water steadily rising along Patrick and William streets, shopkeepers were busily lifting furniture and other items and sandbagging their doorways.

Local businessman Gary McNeish, who operates Ramnet, the Laidley internet and computer centre, said he had moved most of his stock, but his shop was now awash with floodwater.

Local police, busy chasing young thrill-seekers from the water, have renewed their appeal for people to stay well away from the flooding, so as not to risk their own lives or those of emergency service personnel.

Laidley was preparing for more water following heavy rain in the Thornton and Mulgowie regions.



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