TOOWOOMBA resident Dan held an unexpected open house inspection when an entire brick wall to his Scholefield Street unit was washed away by flash flooding.

Dan said he heard a rumbling noise and before he knew it, the wall had washed away and all his and his roommate's belongings were strewn across the street.

“We were upstairs when it all happened,” Dan said.

“It took an hour for things to go from nothing to the wall being washed away.

“We got out of there quick.”

Despite his unusual predicament, Dan was in unusually high spirits.

“We got out of there OK and no one was hurt,” he said.

Next door, The National Hotel experienced severe flooding and a wall was washed away on the Scholefield Street entrance.

Bystander Mitch said the water reached neck-height in the hotel in no time at all.

“There were five or six children stuck in neck-height water that a group of us tried to rescue,” he said.


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