Pratten escapes major damage
PRATTEN residents are - mostly - counting their blessings after a major flood passed through their tight-knit bush community west of Warwick.
Local resident and editor of The Pratten Post Marianne Irvine said there were minimal reports of property damage as a result of the flood, with the river level at 7.84 metres and falling late yesterday afternoon.
"We had one gentleman who had to be airlifted off the roof of his home in the last flood," she told the Daily News last night.
"He was seen moving some cattle around at one stage as the water was coming up this time, but later on he did need to call someone in who had a boat to get him out.
"There was another little house on the edge of town which was almost completely surrounded by water. The residents were taking out items of furniture but as far as I am aware they did not have to be evacuated."