Floodwaters Williams Street 5 Feb 1931

Floodwaters Williams Street 5 Feb 1931

5th February 1931 – The building second from the right is “Dayboro Cottage”,

27 Williams Street – photo taken before flood peaked

 

North Coast and Stanley District News records:

Thursday 12th February 1931- Dayboro:

“…As a result of the heavy rain on Wednesday night and Thursday, thousands of pounds worth of damage has been sustained.  On Thursday morning rain fell at the rate of an inch an hour, and the flood was worse than that of 93.  In the main street, there was over 3ft. of water and several houses had to be abandoned.  All communication with Brisbane was cut off, and severe washaways occurred on the railway line.  The water was nearly a foot deep in the butter factory.  The Rush Creek bridge collapsed, and losses of stock are reported.  Several land slides are reported, including the new partly constructed Dayboro-Mount Mee main road and the road to Ocean View…The approaches to the bridge over the Pine River at Lacey’s Creek were badly damaged.  Telephone communication was interrupted until Saturday…Dayboro township was isolated for three days.”

Mount Mee registered 54 inches (approx.1370ml) in 8 days.