PHOTOS: Clean-up in Coraki underway. It’s a massive, muddy task

ABOVE: The army was in Coraki to help with the clean up. They are pictured here helping take a piano out of the Club Hotel. Photo: Susanna Freymark

Susanna Freymark

Help came to Coraki yesterday for residents who have been stranded in floodwaters for four days.

The water along Coraki-Casino Rd had fallen enough for emergency services trucks to get in.

Hay for animals was delivered by truck, boat, jet ski and dangling from a helicopter.

RFS trucks from across the state came to help with the clean-up.

The Australian Defence Force were there lugging a piano out of the Club Hotel.

The Fire Station in Coraki has become the hub for food and plenty was delivered. Volunteers sorted the food into piles.

St Joseph’s Primary School was the clothes hub and the classroom was filled with bags of clothes. There were mobile washing machines on the street for residents to use.

Some donated generators arrived.

There were houses that weren’t yet accessible because of floodwater.

The houses that could be reached were being emptied. It was muddy work and people were busy.

Flood damaged furniture was piled up outside the houses in street after street.

And the streets were filled with fire trucks, SES trucks, tradies in vans and a gigantic army truck.

Coraki remains without power.

It is a town in crisis. And help was there in force. The clean-up continues today.

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