Some lost power, others lost homes

MANY Fernvale residents have lost their homes, while most have lost power and water in the floods.

Queensland Times brand sales manager and Fernvale resident Amy Williams fled her home yesterday at noon after spending several hours isolated.

But she was one of the lucky ones – at least 10 houses in her estate were covered in water halfway to the roof.

“We spent all of last night awake,” Ms Williams said.

“It was raining all day and the water just kept rising.”

Water from the Brisbane River meet two local gullies to flood the small town on the Brisbane Valley Highway.

One of the smaller gullies ripped up the highway on the northern side of town.

Things improved slightly with yesterday's hot, sunny weather causing the water to subside.

But residents had already been without power for a day and were unsure of when it would be switched back on.

“The most frustrating thing is that we have been unable to get the updates on what's happening and we ended up trapped,” Ms Williams said.



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