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Laidley businesses reopening their doors

By Fidelis Rego, Thursday January 31, 2013 - 10:56 EDT
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Governor-General Quentin Bryce speaks to volunteers in Laidley helping with the flood clean up yesterday. - ABC

Just two days after floods swept through the town, some Laidley shops are already trading again.

The Lockyer Valley Council says about 100 homes and businesses were flooded and the damage is worse than the 2011 natural disaster.

Store manager Michelle Dale says there is still a bit of mud in her grocery store.

But she says they opened their doors for business at lunchtime yesterday.

"We could judge it by the shelf heights in the shop," she said.

"Last time it was just enough to destroy the stock on the bottom shelf - this time it reached some of the stock on the next shelf, so that's how we could gauge it was much higher."


- ABC

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