A NSW bakery has taken the concept of bread delivery to the next level as flood waters overwhelm towns.
Al’s Bakehouse in Wauchope set to work to bake an extra 200 loaves of bread to send via boat to stranded residents at Kings Creek, posting a thank-you to the community on their Facebook page.
“Wanting to say a big THANK YOU to the Wauchope community for being patient and kind today. We could not of anticipated the amount of bread we needed and the amount of patience that was given to us,” Al’s Bakehouse wrote.
Communities on the mid-north coast where are facing the worst flooding conditions since 1929, and supermarkets have been stripped bare as communities become stranded by rising flood waters, with calls for supplies to be flown in.
More than 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes so far, and nearly 200 schools across the state have been closed. Residents in low-lying properties along including at Port Macquarie near Settlement Point, the Lower Macleay, Kempsey, Wauchope near Kings Creek, Rawdon Island, Macksville CBD, Kings Point, Bullahdelah, Laurieton, North Haven, Dunbogan, Taree CBD, Dumaresq Island, Cundletown and Wingham have been told to evacuate.
All councils across the Mid-North Coast are reporting serious damage to the region’s road network.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said while NSW had not yet made a formal request, he expected the ADF would be deployed to help with the recovery.
“These are very, very serious storms and floods,” he told Sydney radio station 2GB.
“It’s another testing time for our country.”