Liz continues clean-up with mates

MANY people are still gutting their ruined homes in flooded areas and preparing themselves for a long process of construction.

Taking a short break from working on the David Street, North Booval home at the weekend, Liz Allen (right) said while she would have to do a lot of work herself and with friends and family, she was lucky to know a few tradesmen.

The high-set home had water lapping at the roof tiles during the peak of the flood and a fortnight later Ms Allen is still throwing pieces of the house into a huge skip out the front.

The 39-year-old and her helpers have removed internal doors, the wall coverings and the ceiling, and the murky green pool out the back is full of tadpoles.

Ms Allen said she hoped to either rent out or live in the house when it was rebuilt.

As it is uninsured, it could take many months before Ms Allen, a teacher, can afford to rebuild.

“We’re going to do it all ourselves,” Ms Allen said.



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