The Ipswich Jets Leagues Club has been hit hard by heavy rain which flooded carpets inside the main bar.
The Ipswich Jets Leagues Club has been hit hard by heavy rain which flooded carpets inside the main bar. Rob Williams

Patrons pitch in to battle 'mini tsunami' at Jets club

OVERFLOW from a drain pipe has spoiled the Christmas cheer at the Ipswich Jets Leagues Club over the weekend.

Described as a 'mini tsunami' by the Ipswich Jets promotions and marketing manager Greg 'Jacko' Lyons, management are currently assessing the extent of water damage which spread across the sports club carpet.

One of many Ipswich businesses to feel the brunt of Sunday's storm, Lyons said the damage was contained to the bottom bar.

"A drain bubbled over and the carpets are damp and smelly," he said. "Luckily there was no damage to anything except carpets."

With a few helping hands from both sides of the bar-top, the popular watering hole is now back in business for the holiday season.

"We had staff and patrons who got in and helped move furniture," Jacko said. "Our pretend presents at the (Christmas) tree got thrown out as they got wet but we had our carpet guys here within the hour to clean up and suck as much water as possible."

Minus a few water damaged 'presents', Santa will be visiting the Ipswich Jets Leagues Club every day from 5.30pm until Christmas Eve.



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