CLUB Old Bar general manager Tony Jones said his organisation was prepared to act as an evacuation centre last Thursday.
"I received a call from Taree Police about 5pm,'' Mr Jones said.
He added that Club Old Bar is the registered evacuation centre for Old Bar.
"I'd think we'd be the only one,'' he said.
He estimated there were 300 people at the club at the height of the drama.
"We had a wake earlier in the day and people attending that couldn't get to their destinations. Then there were 60 people from Harrington who were at a funeral at Pampoolah and couldn't get back home,'' he said.
And it wasn't only people who were stranded there.
"We had dogs and cats. One bloke asked us where he could stable his horse. We found a paddock down the road for him,'' he said.
Mr Jones added the club provided some food for those stuck there and said they were ready if should those stranded had been to stay the night.
"But we were also getting calls from people in Old Bar offering accommodation if it was needed,'' he said.
He said the club received the call to say the Old Bar Road was open around 9.45pm.
Mr Jones described it as a 'huge night' but said everything went smoothly.