Hervey Bay couple Craig Davidson and Corleen Wood with items salvaged from their Urangan unit which was flooded with seawater.
Hervey Bay couple Craig Davidson and Corleen Wood with items salvaged from their Urangan unit which was flooded with seawater. Carlie Walker

Saltwater spills into unit on Urangan Esplanade

A HERVEY Bay couple has lost almost everything after their Urangan unit was inundated by seawater.

Craig Davidson and Corleen Wood have lived in the unit for four years and loved their home, which was right on the Esplanade.

But freak tides caused by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald sent water spilling over the sea wall, across the street and through the block of units, which are near Elizabeth St.

Craig said he had to rescue his dog, a maltese shih tzu cross, from the rising waters.

The couple have now found new accommodation but all their furniture, including a $1000 entertainment centre, was destroyed by the rising water.

"We just did not need this," Craig said.

Other families had also been affected by the unexpected flooding, the couple said, as they tried to salvage what was left of their belongings on Tuesday.

Several friends came along to help the couple.

Fraser Coast councillor George Seymour lent the couple a hand clearing items from the unit.