Earthquip service manager Michael Christensen hopes his workplace won’t flood again.
Earthquip service manager Michael Christensen hopes his workplace won’t flood again. Allan Reinikka Rokaflooding

Workplace's waiting game

WATCHING the rising waters of the Fitzroy River, it's all too familiar for Rockhampton's Michael Christensen.

With more than a metre-and-a-half of water passing through his workplace last year, the service manager from Earthquip on Gladstone Rd has been keeping a close eye on the recent flooding situation in Rockhampton.

"I'm not really worried," he said yesterday.

"Until we know more there's no point panicking."

Mr Christensen said if the river reached the predicted eight metres about "two feet" of water would flood the offices of Earthquip, but the workshop and machinery should be safe.

"The water actually comes up through the floor, so we can't even sandbag," he said yesterday.

"You can try and prepare but you never get the same thing twice.

"It's just a waiting game now."



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