Floods have again brought communities together.
GAYNDAH SES crews had to rescue one of their own on Sunday night.
SES volunteer Neil Blee and his family were forced towait on the roof as the rising river swal- lowed his house.
“We put the kids on the roof with some food and water, and after we sorted out a few things then we climbed up there with them,” Mr Blee said.
“Itwas so quick, the water lifted five feet in seven minutes,” he said.
“We timed it and it was beating us. We lost everything.”
Mr Blee is usually the one rescuing others in disasters, but this time he was waiting for the SES flood boat.
“It’s weird getting saved by your own crew,” he said.
As soon as his family were safe, Mr Blee was in his SES gear and out assisting others.
“There are other people worse off, so I thought I’d go and help them,” he said.
“I’ve been going ever since.”
SPECTACULAR VIEW: Residents watch the river rise to unprecedented heights.