Resident heroes got the job done
THE Shute Harbour clean-up wouldn’t have been the same without the effort from those closest to the carnage.
Excavator and Shute Harbour resident Gerald Lovell was one of the early heroes on the scene clearing debris from neighbouring driveways and putting his chainsaw to use.
Leonie Lovell said her husband’s efforts made a significant difference to people trying to get in and out of their properties.
“Nearly the whole of Passage Avenue, Harbour Avenue and Warrain St were cleared in the time he had,” Mrs Lovell said.
“He cleared debris and got out with his chainsaw and chopped everything up and moved it aside into piles.”
Gerald wasn’t alone in his efforts to clean up Shute Harbour. Marlene and Russell Hicks were also out helping to restore normality to the area, despite thousands of dollars of damage to their home.
“Russell had a chainsaw and chainsawed everything and put all of the rubbish on the side of the road,” Marlene Hicks said.
“There was a massive difference in four days.”
Mrs Hicks thanked Mark Zunker who travelled from Ayr and brought a Dingo machine with him to assist.
Council workers, SES and the army soon came to the area to finish clearing what was left of the destruction.
CLEAN UP: Gerald Lovell helped with the clean up around Shute Harbour.