Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Premier Lends Ear to Devastated Folk

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Premier Lends Ear to Devastated Folk

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SKIP bins line Embassy and Major streets in Deception Bay.

They are filled with the furniture that families are throwing away after the extreme weather that swept through their neighbourhood on Friday afternoon.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was on hand yesterday to announce financial support for the communities hit hardest by the torrential storms.

"To all of Queensland, this street has had a devastating impact," she said.

Families spoke about how they waded in waist-deep water to get to safety.

Karen Shipley was saved by her daughter, Nikea McHugh, before she was taken by the current.

"We moved our cars to higher ground and by the time we were walking back to get our animals the water was up to our waist," Nikea said.

"I had to grab mum by the arm to stop her being swept away."

Leanne Lamont broke down in tears as she told how her family had not yet moved back into their home after they were last flooded in February.

They planned to move in next week after an $85,000 renovation, but the house has been destroyed again by worse flooding. …

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