The flood carries off a car as horses try to swim.
The flood carries off a car as horses try to swim. Daniel Tuck

Photographer captured tsunami

DISTRAUGHT Grantham resident Daniel Tuck watched on in horror as an “inland tsunami” swept through the town, destroying everything in its path.

Mr Tuck grabbed his camera as the scene unravelled before him on the afternoon of January 10.

“I couldn't believe what was happening. There were people on top of cars scrambling for safety, horses trying to swim and houses being washed away downstream,” Mr Tuck said.

“It was unbelievable.

“It was like something you would see in a horror movie.”

Living only a few houses down from the Grantham State School, the town's highest point, Mr Tuck and his family were relatively safe from the raging torrent of water that has left the town in ruins.

“We didn't really know what was happening at first,” he said.

“We just saw people running towards us and screaming for help.”

“We saw some people in cars get washed downstream. It was awful. We tried to help but there wasn't much we could do, the water was just too strong.”

 

 



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