Vehicles, motors and parts were destroyed in the flood.
Vehicles, motors and parts were destroyed in the flood. Lee Gailer

Gympie business owner down but not out

GYMPIE business owner Jason Rees has seen four floods during his time operating Shift Car Body Removals; three times where he is at Brisbane Rd and one at a premises on Power Rd.

This time he was hit the worst, with about $50,000 to $60,000 in losses and in a sense, it has been the last straw.

Mr Rees reached breaking point at the weekend when fast rising flood waters inundated his workshop, damaging and destroying cars, expensive motors and parts.

He managed to rescue all the better vehicles, but not everything could be removed in the small amount of time given as warning.

"I'm annoyed that I was given no information about the height the river would peak," he said.

"At no time was I alerted by any authorities that my business would go under.

"If it wasn't for other business owners around here, I wouldn't have known to evacuate when I did.

"I was unprepared and ended up stuck at my home on Southside."

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