Has the floods affected your business?
Lachlan Wright – Pitt Stop Café: Yes it has a bit. We are down on takings as many people could not get to town and roads were closed. I am glad the waters are receding so we can go back to normal.
Martin Cahill – Cahill’s Footwear: Yes it has for about two weeks. Although we’ve been selling lots of gumboots and workboots, people were more worried about stocking up on food and did not want to buy shoes. We have many customers from surrounding areas, and they could not get to town. Unfortunately the media sensationalised the flood saying the town was cut in two.
Shannon Birmingham – Forbes Central Butchery: Yes it has been pretty bad – no one came shopping for two to three weeks. It is still very quiet, but slowly picking up again.