Village Provides Refuge in Big Wet
Last Friday when the huge storm hit Caboolture and surrounding areas, many folk took sanctuary at the Village. Some of our volunteers were not able to get home due to the floods, and when other motorists saw the lights on, and that the Visitor Information Centre was open, and that the car park was not flooded, they joined the volunteers and soon there were many.
The Village volunteers happily took care of the stranded drivers and families, and were able to provide a safe haven for them with tea, coffee and food available from the Cafe, and a dry safe place for children to do homework. They were safe and dry, and above flood waters.
The event planned for the weekend was cancelled earlier – the Urban Country Music Festival was to be held over the weekend, but the weather conditions made it unsafe to continue.
Read the article from the ABC here.
“A non-for-profit tourist spot on Beerburrum Road in Caboolture on Brisbane’s northside became a refuge for travellers trying to navigate their way through Friday’s flood event, offering cups of tea and shelter.
The large floodlight outside the Caboolture Historical Village drew in dozens of weary motorists trying to escape the floodwaters that engulfed the nearby Bruce Highway.
More than 35 people sheltered for up to six hours and were provided with food, water, tea and coffee while trying to get in touch with loved ones to let them know their whereabouts.
Operations manager Greg Raedel said the historical village was a bright light in the dark storm.”