In the blink of an eye in November 2022, the small town of Eugowra was virtually wiped off the map. Rainbow Beach DroughtRunners are helping by making donations through their Progress Association. Photos from eugowrafloodappeal.com.au, printed with permission.
Last month I told of the devastation I witnessed whilst travelling through New South Wales and the Forbes area just before Christmas. Well mid-March I travelled home through the same area and stayed at a motel in Forbes and it stunk of being flooded.
I had left our van in Victoria as I towed a large trailer of farm implements to Gympie for a friend who has moved up to a property here. Forbes has been helped greatly by Lions International as I found out after meeting with the Lions President and so they no longer require our help.
Eugowra just east of Forbes is still in a bad way and due to road conditions I stayed out of there. 203 homes out of about 400 were either washed away or badly damaged and are still being assessed. Two people were drowned there also.
We have put $4500 into the area this month and will continue our help there through their Progress Association. The Gympie Homeless have also received our funds this month with another donation of $1000.
I was sent many tales of survival from Eugowra residents and photos so if anyone wants to see what it’s like to be washed away in your house in the dark without warning you are welcome to read them. Hopefully no more disasters for a while now and we can get back to normal although history does repeat itself.
If anyone can help Eugowra with just a few dollars or a visa card please call me on 0408 767 930 or email: email@example.com
Thank you all who donated this last month and especially Wayne Kerle with the cans and bottles whilst I was away.