Bay residents lose prized possessions from Friday storm
WARREN Law and Leonie Du-Pelle were meant to be starting a new chapter on the weekend and moving to the Esplanade.
But instead of taking their belongings to their new place, they were taking many of their items to the tip.
The downstairs garage of their current Pialba residence was completely soaked following Friday's downpour. Electronic goods, tools, photos - they were all in that garage in boxes ready for moving.
"We are just distraught," Ms Du-Pelle said.
"I lost photos from the Maryborough floods 18 months back, and now there's more gone."
Mr Law said their move would now be delayed as they begin to clean-up.
"When I first saw what happened, I just thought, s***," he said.
"The water was so high you'd walk through and it made waves. We really didn't expect it to happen here; nobody warned us that this place floods."
Hervey Bay measured 80mm of rainfall on Friday night, with some places receiving slightly more such as Booral Rd which measured 97mm.
Rainfall was less intense in Maryborough with the town receiving 28mm.
On Saturday, Hervey Bay had no rain while Maryborough measured 20.8mm.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Sam Campbell said it was unlikely that a storm of Saturday's severity would make a reappearance in the coming days, but it could happen.
"Monday is the day that there is likely to be the most showers in Hervey Bay and Maryborough," he said.
"It's not likely that'll it'll be a big storm, but it is possible. The showers will most likely be in the 5-10mm range, but could pour in excess of 50mm."