Fast floods at Apple Tree Creek
APPLE Tree Creek mother-of-nine Sarah Candy said her children arrived home from school in the nick of time on Tuesday afternoon as moments later the road was cut by floodwaters.
She said she collected her children about 3.30pm from the bus stop and an hour later the rain started to pour down blocking off Hammons Rd.
"The water came up so fast by 5.30pm the road was cut and we couldn't get in or out," Mrs Candy said.
"You couldn't even see the other side of the road."
Mrs Candy said her neighbour's husband was not able to get home after he had finished work because the road was cut.
"There were about 10 properties that were isolated," she said.
"The neighbours driveways were all washed away as well.
"The water was still rising when I went to bed."
Another Apple Tree Creek resident Judy Petschulies said they had 75mls in just one hour in the afternoon deluge.
She said she was lucky her chickens were able to roost above the floodwater where the water was about 1m high.
"Just after the downpour and waters rose much higher over the next two hours," Ms Petschulies said.
"It went up 1m but chooks just roosted above it."
She said the heavy downpour also flooded the local playground and rodeo grounds.
"We went for drive near rodeo grounds this morning (yesterday) and the water had all gone down," she said,
"Now debris is everywhere and (the) council is doing clean-up right now, water was about 1m up down there."
Mrs Candy said her children were not able to go to school yesterday but the children didn't seem to mind.