Richard Petch said he wouldn’t have made it through the floods if it wasn’t for the support of the community.
Richard Petch said he wouldn’t have made it through the floods if it wasn’t for the support of the community.

Overwhelmed by support

A WARWICK man said he has been overwhelmed with the help and support he has had since his Fitzroy Street home flooded.

As Richard Petch put the finishing touches to his house, he told the Daily News how many people helped him and his family.

He said his insurance was still “up in the air” and it could take up to 10 days for him to hear if he is covered.

“I’m just so appreciative.

“We were devastated when it happened but thanks to the support of the community we’ll be able to get through it.

Volunteers and Rotarians pitched in to help with the mammoth clean-up.

Mr Petch could not believe how high the water came up and said if he finds the money, he will try and put the house on bigger stumps.

“It will just depend on what the insurance company says,” he said.

“There were just some really marvellous people that helped out.”

According to Mr Petch, a local real estate agent put his family up in accommodation, free of charge, while their house was being cleaned.

He said in return for the favour he repainted the house for them.

“It’s amazing how the community comes together at a time like this.”


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