Residents in Baffle Creek (pictured) are among those still cut off by floods.
Residents in Baffle Creek (pictured) are among those still cut off by floods. Max Fleet

Floods to drain away

THE clean-up in Bundaberg may be partly under way, but in the region's outlying areas a number of residents remained stranded by the floodwaters.

For some Baffle Creek residents, food was running low until Baffle Bob's Caravan Park was able to ferry supplies across yesterday morning.

Caravan park owner Nola Offord took orders from residents and organised for them to be transported from Bundaberg and ferried across the creek.

“We owe a lot to Kyle Ferguson, who picked up the goods from Bundaberg and brought them up,” she said. “I've never met him before, but I can't say how thankful we all are.”

Ms Offord said she did have trouble finding a supermarket which was willing to supply essentials such as bread and milk to the community.

“We kept getting told that they wanted to keep them all for Bundaberg residents,” she said.

Woolworths in Bargara and Cornetts Supa IGA on Woongarra Street were able to help the Baffle residents.

Other Baffle Creek residents were struggling with more than just food supplies.

Adam Meech, who has a house in the Mt Maria area of Baffle Creek, was flooded in with wife Tracy and two young children Amber and Kaelan as about 60cm of water poured into the bottom level of their two-storey home.

Mr Meech said several people in their area had had similar experiences, but he was relieved he was able to get his vehicles on to high ground.

He said yesterday was the first time in several days many people had been able to leave their properties and travel to neighbours' homes.

Goodnight Scrub resident Glen Miller said the Perry River had subsided about 1.5m, although they were still cut off.

“If the Burnett goes down a bit, the Perry might start flowing again,” he said.

In Wallaville, Greg Scott said they could now get to Childers and Gin Gin.

But they were still cut off from Bundaberg.

“We had enough supplies, but it's a bit of a relief,” he said.



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