Baffle a lost world

“IT’S like the lost world here,” isolated Baffle Creek resident Carl Hansen said.

Mr Hansen said the small community had been cut off from the outside world since Monday, with few clues as to when they would be able to leave.

“We haven’t heard from the police or SES, and we don’t know when we will be able to get out,” he said.

“The water is still waist-high on the way to the shop, so unless you’ve got a four-wheel drive, you can’t even get through to there.”

He recorded 240mm of rain in the past four days, and expected more this weekend.

Yesterday afternoon, the bridge connecting Baffle Creek to Miriam Vale was still under more than two metres of water.

Fellow resident Bev Grundy said while her grandchildren were enjoying a break from classes, being cut off was not so fun for others.

“My husband is on home dialysis and we will need more medical supplies soon,” she said.

“They should look at building a higher bridge so this doesn’t keep happening.”

Baffle Bob’s Camping and Caravan Park owner Bob Mackay said his 20 guests were laid back about their extended holiday.

“We’ve got enough supplies for about three months, and plenty of beer,” he said.



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