THIS photo of flood affected residents waist deep in floodwater coming together at the now decimated Telegraph Point recreation club captures the spirit of this small village community.
In that moment, the realisation that many of their neighbours - their friends - had lost everything, was painfully real.
Pictured are Vick and Mitch who lost their home, all their belongings and their cars. They were stuck neck deep in flood water before being rescued by their son and son-in-law who took them to the local sports club where they waited until a boat was available to take them to a safer place.
Club manager Pam McArdle, who took over the club 18 months ago and has been volunteering her time to get the village watering hole back to its former glory, thanked the community for its unwavering support.
She is devastated and the emotional toll of the last four days is shared by many.
I've never seen anything like it. I don't ever want to see anything like it againPam McArdle
The Telegraph Point School has been significantly damaged and families have lost their homes and belongings.
Residents further inland at Rollands Plains are isolated and without supplies or fuel. Many have lost stock, drowned in rivers, and months worth of feed.
The community is pitching in to hand milk cows while the power supply is down.
Pam says this is what community is all about.
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"I've never seen anything like it. I don't ever want to see anything like it again," Pam said.
"Everybody is sticking by everybody. There's so much support - even people who have lost everything. People are jumping in and helping."
Pam said while they had prepared for the forecast weather, no-one was prepared for how quickly the river rose and inundated the community. She said within one hour, water was rushing through the club, cars were floating away and residents were scrambling to higher ground at the old highway.
She said it could take up to three months to get back on their feet.
"We had our bushfires last year and I learned then what this community was about which is why I took over managing this club. It's all been a volunteer job. We've turned this club around and in matter of an hour we lost it," she told Hit FM.
"We will recover. We've got each other as support."
Pam said any spoiled produce and food in the club can be used to feed animals.
She thanked the assistance of the emergency services and volunteers who have been boating in supplies to the community which remains isolated.
"We'll be back bigger and better. We're all fighters out here."
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