Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Laidley businesses reopening their doors

By Fidelis Rego, Thursday January 31, 2013 - 10:56 EDT
ABC image
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

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Coalcliff: Teenagers snapchat video of fire while searching burning home for survivors

15:14 EST

Three houses have burnt down after a house fire spread to two neighbouring homes, fanned by strong winds on Lawrence Hargrave Drive in Coalcliff, 25 kilometres north of Wollongong, last night.

Last significant rain for weeks in the nation's southwest

14:25 EST

The rain has tumbled down across southwestern parts of Australia during the past seven weeks, but that trend will finish today.

Wild Surf Batters the East Coast

10:18 EST

Damaging surf with waves up to 7 metres in some places are lashing the New South Wales Coast today.