Dianne Prider and sister Karen Hale have been cooking meals for those in need.
Dianne Prider and sister Karen Hale have been cooking meals for those in need. Christopher Chan

Baffle Creek recovering from devastating floods

IN THE wake of devastating flooding and follow-up rain, the community of Baffle Creek continues to put its lives back together.

Baffle Creek resident Tracee Freebody is vice-president of the Sport and Recreation Club.

She has been helping lead the community recovery team.

This past week the focus has been on distributing donations of food and household goods and continuing the clean-up.

Tracy has lived in Baffle Creek for 12 years.

She said she'd never seen anything like it.

"It came in so fast this time," she said.

"I'd estimate 60 homes were inundated, and that's water right up to the roof."

Baffle Creek is home to about 700 residents.

"There were two families who were very badly affected," she said.

"One family of six were stuck in their ceiling right through the flooding."

While the community is a strong one, rebuilding is a difficult process.

"It's very hard," she said.

"Especially for the older people who have lost everything. To just start all over again."

Tracee said the pressing need was for fridges and washing machines.

If you are able to assist, please phone 0421 598 911.