Rollands Plains cattle farmer Phil Morton says it will be years before they recover from the tsunami of floodwater which raced down the Hastings River engulfing their properties and leaving behind a path of destruction.
They still haven't finished the clean-up, yet each landowner has lost about 20 kilometres of fencing, sheds, crops and infrastructure.
The damage bill is in excess of $300,000.
"This was a f***ing tsunami. It ripped the guts out of our creeks and our rivers. It took fence lines, dropped boulders and threw tree trunks across paddocks," he said.
Hastings farmers have been hit hard. First they had the drought, then the 2019 bushfires and now devastating floods off the back of a health pandemic.
"Our farmers are on their knees emotionally, financially, and physically," Mr Morton said.
"1968 was the biggest flood in memory and recollection of anybody. Back then the water came down the river, hit the high tide at Port Macquarie and filled the basin of the Hastings River. It took a few fences along the way.
"The damage of this flood was unbelievable. It took metre and a half thick trees, just picked them up and stacked them in piles like matchsticks."
Mr Morton said rain earlier in the year had already filled rivers and the sudden downpour of 863mms in seven days turned every river into a "tsunami".
BlazeAid has now set up a volunteer camp at the Rollands Plains showgrounds to provide flood relief and support to local residents.
Rollands Plains camp coordinator Graeme Allen, from East Gippsland in Victoria, said volunteers are now needed to help farmers set up boundary and road fencing to keep in their animals.
"The floods have been quite devastating here. Some of the rivers have deposited rocks and trees around the river into farming properties," he said.
"We have about 30 farmers who registered for help and I would be expect more as farmers are sometimes reluctant to ask for help.
"We basically clear fencing and erect new fencing to contain stock. The priority is to contain stock and allow people to get on with their farming work.
"Volunteers are often local people or older people who have retired and are on the road in camper vans. People can come in for a week from anywhere to help."
Mr Morton said there is still lingering anger over the lack of phone service which provide a critical lifeline during bushfires and floods.
"We'll be in recovery for a long, long time financially. Fencing and pasture improvement - that's going to take months," he said.
"Overall there is probably two years' work at least in this valley. There is probably a lot of emotional and financial help needed.
"One of the things we've got to do as a community now is harass government about this bloody phone service because it's just a disgrace.
"The lack of coverage in the fires was bad enough, but during the floods we had no phone, no mobile phone or internet service. Our landline phones had already been out of service for six weeks.
"We could have given Telegraph Point and other areas probably five to seven hours of warning but we didn't have service.
"We have got people here that could have been very, very seriously injured because of the lack of phone service - in fact they could have died."
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