Kilpa Street Park is cleaned up as Quart Pot Creek falls.
Kilpa Street Park is cleaned up as Quart Pot Creek falls.

Heartbreak as water retreats

IN Stanthorpe Quart Pot Creek fell quickly leaving a trail of destruction on its banks.

As in Warwick, there were a number of businesses and homeowners who came within a few inches of disaster.

But others on Kilpa, Denham and Creek streets suffered serious damage.

Russell Bryzenski lives on Creek Street in Stanthorpe and he was relieved to return home yesterday to find water hadn't entered his home.

However, two doors down, his neighbours were too upset to talk as they inspected their sopping floors.

Linley Maddick of Stanthorpe's Boulevard Motel couldn't believe his eyes as he opened sandbagged and sealed doors yesterday.

Somehow the water did not enter his rooms.

“This place seems to have been built centimetre perfect,” he said.

“Now we just need to get back up and running.

“We've had too many cancellations since the floods.

“We need people to know we are still here and we are a safe place for people to come and spend their money.”

At Rowe Medical Centre on Denham Street, Hal Rowe said they had managed to save all the surgical equipment but floors would need to be replaced.


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