Maclean mopping up three weeks on

By ADRIAN MILLER

THE clean-up continues.

While life for most Maclean residents has returned to normal after the devastating storm three weeks ago, for others the daily routine has been replaced by a constant grind of repairs.

At the Ferry Park Restaurant, owner Kylie Firth is struggling to repair the damage so the eatery can meet its reopening date of December 24.

Ms Firth said the storm had battered the restaurant, making it unsafe to open.

"We've been closed since the storm because it hasn't been safe to walk in here," she said.

Ms Firth said adding to the stress of the repairs were complications with insurance.

"The council owns the building so we've had to wait for them, so there's been a lot of hold up between the council and their insurance company," she said.

At the Maclean Motel, owner Joanna Halioris had to reasses damage after further downpours late last week.

"The builders are still repairing the roof because I realised I have a lot more damage than I first thought, which surfaced after the heavy rain on Friday," she said.

Mrs Halioris said the further damage meant more calls to her insurance company, but she didn't foresee any problems with further claims.



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