Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Guppys Stock Up for Flood

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Guppys Stock Up for Flood

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Byline: Nikita Watts Nikita.Watts@capnews.com.au

DEPOT Hill residents John and Lata Guppy had to restock their stockpile of food yesterday as news of the rising floodwaters worsened.

The couple was yesterday wading through the murky waters on Wood Street, Rockhampton, with shopping bags of food, but caught a lift from a passing motorist to take them home.

John said they had stocked up on supplies last week, but didn't realise how bad the flood would be.

He said they had to get more food before their home was cut off from the rest of Rockhampton.

aWe didn't expect it to get so bad,a he said.

aI've lived here for over 12 years and never seen it like this.

aI've seen two others and they were nothing like this, it's bigger than I've ever seen.a

John said worried family members from interstate had been calling to see if they were safe. …

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