Flash flood hits couple's Emu Park rental home... again

Kerry Parson's Emu Park rental home was flooded after heavy rain on Monday.
Kerry Parson's Emu Park rental home was flooded after heavy rain on Monday. Contributed

KERRY Parsons and her fiance were supposed to be enjoying the start of their new life together, but bad weather rained on their parade.

After only moving in together at Christmas time, flash flooding on Monday destroyed most of their belongings and rendered their Emu Park rental home unliveable.

"When the storm hit a month ago it did a bit of damage," Kerry said yesterday.

"This recent rain came through the walls and up under the floorboards.

"We had no notice. It was devastating. The first time was hard enough."

Kerry said the bottom level of their split-level home filled up with water when more than 120mm battered the coastal town in just 24 hours.

"We moved everything up to the top floor but it's a bit dangerous because it's all falling apart," she said.

Kerry said the pair only recently received flood assistance from the State Government for January's flood.

"We were going to use it to buy a new fridge and replace other stuff that was damaged last time, but now we'll have to use it for a bond on a new place," she said.

On the bright side, Kerry said if the couple could survive this, they could survive anything.

"At least we know we can make it through," she said.



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