Logan remembers the floods

A YEAR on from the floods that inundated Logan a year ago, families are still hurting,” says first responder Louie Naumovski.

“People are still doing it tough because all their money has gone into getting back on their feet,” said the founder of Logan House Fire Support Network.

LHFSN launched to help the victims of house fires but did it’s bit to help when floods inundated Logan and the Scenic Rim on March 31 and April 1 last year.

One person died and 200 homes were lost or damaged in the worst disaster experienced by Logan since the 1974 floods.

Jimboomba, Flagstone, Logan Village, Cedar Creek and Wolfdene were among the worst affected suburbs with some remote communities cut off for up to six days.

About 200 homes were affected by flooding.

Mr Naumovsi followed mud armies of volunteers on their clean ups to point affected families in the direction of care, counselling and support services.

Flood victims and those who provided assistance will reconnect today at an event organised by LHFSN at Bethania Community Centre on Saturday (April 14) from 1pm to 5pm.

Hundreds of people from all over Logan City are expected to attend.

“We’ll cater for about 500 people. Let’s see how that goes,” Mr Naumovski said.

Highlights would include a sausage sizzle, a jumping castle and rock climbing wall.

“We’ll have a bit of family fun and the chance will be there to connect those who still need help with the support services that can assist,” he said.

Division four was one of the worst affected by the flooding with communities cut off for up to six days.

“As the waters rose so did community spirits,” said Councillor Laurie Koranski.

“Neighbours were reaching out helping one-another, while much of the community was isolated and preparing for the worst”.

“I am incredibly grateful for the support of the rural firies, SES and the mud army.

“An event like this is a great opportunity to say thanks to our first responders.”