Hi Shirlz. Yes, I got muddled
We were safe and dry...on the side of a hill, luckily. However we were totally cut off (all roads in and out cut) and was without power for 4 days (not so bad, but when you have a young one who sleeps with a night light, it was a challenge!).
The local school became the Evac Centre, and everyone frequented it for meals as the local shop was emptied, and the petrol station only opened for 2 hrs daily with a maximum of 10 litres per family.
I tell you, Shirlz, seeing the Chinooks dropping the food parcels was a sight for sore (and hungry!) eyes. We had 4 food and personal care drops for the suburb, so that was a relief. I never realised how good cold water was until we went days without it.