Bowling centre ‘locks out’ flood

Antwon Pooley helps sand bag at Gympie Tenpin.
Antwon Pooley helps sand bag at Gympie Tenpin. Renee Pilcher

ALL hands, big and small, were on deck to help Sue and Peter Walsh when water crept towards their business, Gympie Tenpin, about midday yesterday.

"We've put flood doors in, but if the doors don't hold we will get water in," Sue said.

"We're hoping they will hold because you can get everything else out, but you can't get the lanes out."

In the 1999 flood, 1.5m of water covered the floor.

The bowling centre owners of 21 years live on the Sunshine Coast and returned to Gympie after being alerted to the rising flood levels.

They were grateful to staff and friends who helped put the specially-made steel doors in place yesterday and filled bags with sand supplied at the last minute by Campbells Landscape Supplies.

"The staff has been brilliant, and our friends," Sue said.

"They come to our rescue every flood."

 

 

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