Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Flood Ruins Family Home

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Flood Ruins Family Home

Article excerpt

THURSDAYaS torrential rain washed out Jamie Milleras family home a their caravan.

Now Jamie, his wife, Caroline, and his four children are homeless after flood waters swamped their caravan and scattered their belongings around their Kabra property.

Luckily Jamie, who was trapped in their caravan on Thursday night, escaped the floodas wrath and bunkered up inside a storage container for 12 hours.

aThe rain came down hard, I was in our caravan on my own,a he said.

aI rang my wife, who was driving home, and told her to turn around and not to drive here because the creek near our property had come right up to our caravan.

aThe water started seeping into our caravan so I got up and quickly ran to our storage container, which had all our furniture stored, and slept in there for the night.

aI hardly got any sleep ... my wife and our four kids slept at a mateas place in Gracemere.

aI was dreading the morning after.a

Now the family are left with basically nothing. …

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