Helen Mossman and Sue Zielke.
Helen Mossman and Sue Zielke. Christopher Chan GLA020213BOYN

Mates help Mossmans fix flood damage to their property

SHANE Mossman's fixing the fence at his property Carinya.

A few mates from the Gladstone Rock 'n' Roll Club are helping. So is Ben, the local mailman.

Shane's spent all his life in the Valley.

"I've been de-headed," he laughs, pointing to his neck.

"I've got the scar to prove it."

He reckons he's lost about 100 head of cattle to the floods.

"None of the cows have calves on them."

His wife Helen is at their other property Yalwarra. This is where the couple lives.

She and friend Sue Zielke are pulling debris off the fence.

It's a tough job. But Sue makes a great point.

"Every day you get this much done, it'll be less tomorrow."

Helen recounts the flooding at its worst.

"It just roared over here," she says, gesturing to the paddock.

"It was just like a torrent."

Australia Day was the worst. That night the rain pelted down.

But the water receded quickly the next day once the sun came out, Helen says.

 

 



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