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Deluge doesn't dampen spirits

Business is blooming again at Hollyhock Cottage and Nursery.
Business is blooming again at Hollyhock Cottage and Nursery. Geoff Potter

SUNSHINE Coast Council assistance, volunteer labour and self-determination appear to have staunched the tide of February's devastating deluge in Pomona.

Last Friday morning it seemed businesses in Factory St, which had been inundated with metres of water, were back to trading with renewed vigour.

Page Furniture factory employees sat outside enjoying a smoko and flowers bloomed at Hollyhock Cottage and Nursery.

The renovation job at Hollyhock Cottage included a whole new floor and a fresh coat of white paint over walls and the ceiling.

"But we were able to salvage a good deal of stock," Hollyhock store assistant Sarah Coombes said.

"Because it was saved by volunteers who took it away and stored it, then washed it and brought it back in."

The bottom floor of Pomona Community House is also back in use by Disabilities Services Queensland.

"The carpet was soaked and all the furniture suffered water damage," Pomona Community House president Brian Lawson said "It was a big clean-up by volunteers."

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