The silver lining of being evacuated
MAX Noble and Lynda Terry hadn't bargained on a night or two at the Slade Evacuation Centre at Warwick Christian College but could see some positives.
They were stranded in Warwick after heading home to Eagleby from the Tamworth Country Music Festival and visits to relatives.
"Everyone gets on well (at Slade), the flood brings people together," Mr Noble said.
For Lynda, she was looking forward to a night at Slade after they slept on the floor at the Caltex on Sunday night.
"We arrived at 5pm Sunday and heard from someone that all the accommodation was booked out," Ms Terry said.
Mr Noble said the main thing on Sunday night was they were dry.
"Everyone was happy at the Caltex but it will be good to sleep in a bed tonight," he said.
"I drove trucks interstate and have been stranded at Narrabri, Mildura and Gilgandra but never in Warwick."
Ms Terry will miss work at least today in her job with Centrelink.
"We have been told it will be 24 to 48 hours in Warwick, the landslides are pretty bad at the gap," Mr Noble said.
Australian Red Cross field operations officer Julie Keogh said at 4pm, 96 people had booked into the evacuation centre.
"We have accommodation for 150," she said.
"The centre opened at 1pm Monday and we have Queensland, interstate and overseas travellers."
Twenty of the guests at Slade were travelling in a Greyhound bus stranded in Warwick."