Where were you when it started?
At home in Rappville
How were you affected?
We were not as badly affected as some others,
we had carpet damages, wall and flooring structure damage, fencing down and leaks from the roofs but over all our house was a lucky one.
I have been dealing with alot of the flood affected community areas eg. Doing mental health and welfare checks, delivering supplies, referring people to the correct care and assistance lines, compiled and edited lists to be handed to a few groups for dispatch, distribution and discussion of rescues & assistance.
I also responded to further rescues in our town. I am now in process of helping people repair, clean out there houses, gernie houses, deliver supplies including food and much more.
What was your experience like?
It was a frightening and traumatic experience that no one foreseen coming.
I feel heartbroken and sympathetic of everyone who lost their house and belongings in all of this.
How did people in your community respond?
We all pulled our heads together and worked together as a team getting the school open as a emergency accommodation, medical care and food hub for those in need also getting the public toilets cleaned and unlocked for use.
What is your situation like now?
I am now in process of helping people repair, clean out there houses, gernie houses, deliver supplies including food and much more.
What are your feelings about what happened?
There is alot of work that needs to be worked on by the government but we also need an evac hub/communications hub in Rappville.
What is the memory you think you will hold with you in 10 years?
All the devastated and frightened faces and the incomprehensible damage.
Is there anything else you think is important you would like to add?
I would love for the opportunity to be able to speak to someone as to whether I can get permission to open a Evac/Comms hub in Rappville
This entry was written prior to the second flood.
As of yesterday the town was again at risk, torrential rain and strong winds lashing the homes they were desperately trying to repair post floods.
Some properties inundated, others without power, the high winds leaving residents worried about the risk of trees coming down, the roads out completely submerged. Our thoughts are with the residents of Rappville and the entire community affected by this second excruciating event.