While the Ladysmith farming community counts its losses after record floods in the Kyaemba Creek a fortnight ago, it remains up-beat about some of the best rainfall it has seen in years.
Up to 200 millilitres of rain fell in the catchment, causing flash flooding with water entering four houses.
Mailman and Ladysmith Store owner Dave Rutland says he has not heard anyone complain about the rain, even though some farmers had lost up 25 kilometres of fencing.
“You’ll see lots of fences down, lot of boundary fences, a lot of road damage, a lot of the culverts were undermined,” he said.
“The council’s been very vigilant on that.
“They’re working pretty well in 12 hours to make sure they’re safe.”