Marg,i'm very very lucky,in one street we have a house in next door is a demo job,the other side was talking to the people this morning while helping them take the hws system out and close the lines for them,they owe more then the property is worth now and looking at a basic 80-100k refit they said they may have to hand the keys in and walk away both have also lost their jobs as they were working in the local factories,behind me the old man now living in his shed,next too him the developer just spent 100k on a total refit and he needed to sell that one too cover his costs to build on the other three blocks and he is overseas,but the amount of good people that have come and helped has blown me away,yesterday afternoon about 6 just packing my ute up with my tools up pulls all these hire cars out jumps all these Asian ladies all dress the same,they are Buddish people that have flown in from Hong Kong to offere help to anyone too rebuild,i have only just finished the cleanout everything inside is bare,i reckon it looks good just needs paint new bathroom hws everything,i just can't post any phots yet as i still in there with insurance will know withing 48 hours,either way it does not matter a PriestHold tight Willair.
Hubby's parents went under in the 1974 floods with no flood insurance. Up to the tops of the windows. Sold out in 1981 to retire to the Coast after prices had recovered due to Wivenhoe Dam....
In the end the Government paid for repairs to the house to make it liveable - replaced internal walls and basic fittings. Nothing flash, but then again this was 1974 when housing was far less luxurious than expected today.
A panel of hydrologists is being appointed to rule on the exact nature of flooding in different areas to enable uniformity between insurance companies as to how they define the flooding. This is partly due to the few hydrologists available, and will ensure that different companies won't get differing opinions.
And another $20 MIL hit the flood appeal fund in the last 24 hours, much credit being given to Oprah publicising the fund on the US televising of the first of 4 programs recorded in Australia.
will come and bless the place the monks will come and do they same and i will just start again no big deal..