Shift Towing on Brisbane Rd has a big job ahead salvaging and removing damaged stock.
Shift Towing on Brisbane Rd has a big job ahead salvaging and removing damaged stock. Renee Pilcher

All night session saves stock

HARD work paid off for Outdoor Power Centre owner Kieran Nolan who stayed at his business on Brisbane Rd overnight Sunday as flood waters began to rise.

Kieran was joined by staff members and family, who worked through the night to remove stock, including 60 ride-on mowers, to higher ground.

"When we first started out we put stuff up high; we thought it was only going to be 19metres. I think a few people got caught out like that," he said.

"On Sunday we were aware that it was going to come up so we got all the major stock out."

 

Yesterday, Kieran and his volunteers faced more hard work as the flood waters left their mark.

 

"This is the worst part, cleaning up. But anyway, we keep on going," he said.

It was a different story across the road at Shift Towing where co-owner Wayne Ellis estimates stock losses of more than $50,000.

He said their priority was to remove cars from their premises, ahead of stock.

"We had to relocate all those and by the time that was done, it was flooded."

Wayne said he would try and salvage what he could and hoped the clean up would be done in the next week.

Outdoor Power Centre workers were concentrating on cleaning floors, washing mowers and restoring stock to begin trading as quickly as possible.

Gympie Times


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