'We were getting back to normal': Trail of tears as fire-scarred South Coast mops up after the flood

By John Hanscombe
Updated February 17 2020 - 3:08am, first published February 14 2020 - 8:00am
Peter Sugar describes a torrent of water, logs and fire debris sounding like a tsunami as it swept into Nerrigundah. Photo: Adam McLean

South Coast residents survived the massive fires only to be hit by a torrent of water.

Peter Sugar wears a face that has seen too much in his 71 years. We find him at the end of the South Coast's trail of tears in a tiny hamlet destroyed by fire on New Year's Eve, then hammered by flood on Monday morning.

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