The Boyne Valley has been hit by heavy rain again, but the impact isn't as bad as the January floods.
The Boyne Valley has been hit by heavy rain again, but the impact isn't as bad as the January floods. Chris Chan

Boyne residents get that sinking feeling as rain hits again

MORE than 200mm of rain has lashed the Boyne Valley in the past 24 hours, just weeks after the Australia Day floods devastated the area.

Low-lying roads have been cut off in the region, with locals reporting widespread damage to fences.

Gary Brodie is caretaking for the Golden Gully property, at Ubobo in the Boyne Valley.

He said he measured 57mm in his rain gauge on Monday, and another 107mm overnight.

"I can't get back to town. The roads are cut, there's two and a half, maybe three metres over the bridge," he said.

"I just put the fences back up after the January floods, and it looks like they might be washed away again."

But Mr Brodie said locals were relieved the floods hadn't had the same level of impact this time around.

"The electricity and phones still okay, so that's better than last time," he said.

"I'm reliant on a C-PAP machine, so when there's no electricity - that's a bit daunting, see if you wake up alive or not!"

Do you have photos of how the Boyne Valley is looking after the rain overnight? Email them to mary.bolling@gladstoneobserver.com.au, upload them to our website or post them on our Facebook page.



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