A house has been pushed off its foundations in Main Arm by one of the numerous landslips in the area after 700mls fell in 24 hours as a result if Cyclone Debbie.
The house had had a retaining wall built at the rear two years earlier. The house was pushed around two meters forward buckling parts of the verandah. Parts of the walls and floors have separated and the house will have to be demolished and rebuilt.
No one was injured in the incident.
‘There was 700mls of rain in 24 hours,’ said neighbour Clinton Green.
‘It was like the hill tuned to hot milk and wheat bix.
‘It shifted so gently that although it pushed the house off its stumps there were things on tables that didn’t even fall off.’
Nearby another landslide of around 2 cubic meters blocked five families in. The SES have now cleared the roads however residents are still waiting for gravel to be laid to reduce the dangerous conditions.
‘I haven’t been able to get my car out since the flood,’ said Clinton.
‘My neighbour who can no longer live in his house can’t even get his stuff out to relocate.’