In the wake of the bushfires: stricken residents face grim job of rebuilding

In the wake of the bushfires: stricken residents face grim job of rebuilding
 

One month after a bushfire burned the home they built from scratch in the northern New South Wales town of Nymboida, Stu Mackay is sifting through the rubble to find cast-iron tools. The tools are heirlooms, and the Mackays will need them to rebuild.
Theirs is one of 632 houses lost in NSW since Friday 8 November, when deadly weather conditions sent fast-moving bushfires through communities along the state’s north coast. Guardian Australia spoke to four people who lost their home or business on that first day.
‘Just ash’ The Mackays built their house from scratch using recycled materials.... read more

 
14 December 2019 in World News, Views: 45
Source: Guardian
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