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Mary River recedes, exposing extent of damage

Kent St in Maryborough on Wednesday morning as floodwaters recede.
Kent St in Maryborough on Wednesday morning as floodwaters recede. Averyll Loft

FLOODWATERS continue to slowly recede on Wednesday morning, exposing the extent of damage caused to more than 50 businesses and 150 homes in Maryborough in the past four days.

Overnight the Mary River has dropped to 9.7m and the attention is now turning to the mammoth task of mopping up.

Councillor Daniel Sanderson said as soon as the water had receded the clean-up would begin in earnest.

He said 50 people had already volunteered to help out and anyone else wanting to pitch in would be assigned to different areas.

"Gurneys, detergents, tip-tray trucks, excavators, bobcats - every but of equipment to assist in the clean-up will be cherished," he said.

Meanwhile, disaster relief crews have started arriving on the Fraser Coast from across the state.

A team of 30 SES personnel are the latest to arrive and will fan out across the region on Wednesday.

Topics:  clean up, flood, floodwaters, fraser coast, maryborough, mary river, oswald



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