Friday, April 15, 2016

Super storm repairs on historic East Maitland house continue

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Paul Manyweathers will never forget the chaos around him as one metre of water rushed through his historic East Maitland house.
The 1800s home was one of at least 250 houses that bore the brunt of 135 kilometre winds and flash flooding during the 2015 Hunter super storm.
The east coast low left four people dead, a damage bill in excess of $800 million, and unleashed 435 millimetres of rain on Maitland in 24 hours.
It turned low-lying Maitland suburbs into raging rivers and left Mr Manyweathers with a damage bill in excess of $220,000 and walls, antiques, handmade carpentry and handwoven rugs in ruins.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, April 14, 2016.