It would be hard to find another business on the Mid North Coast that suffered more extensive damage in last month's floods than Weeroona Holiday Park at Manning Point.
Water rose above one metre at the caravan park and flooded vans, facilities, campsites and the office.
Joe Pileggi has owned the park for about a decade. Words couldn't do justice to the devastation left by the flood.
"One hundred and one vans were destroyed," Joe said. "People can't live in them right now but we'll get there. For some people, all they had was inside those vans and now it's all been thrown away."
About 4am on Saturday March 20, Joe and other local residents drove through flood water to evacuate people from the park.
The localised storm water system runs through the back of the park, which meant the volume of water was always going to spell disaster.
"I'd never seen water like that before," Joe said.
"We were gone before the river rose. Once the vans get water inside, they're gone."
Once the water subsided, the clean-up began. While the park accrued generous volunteers to help, Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel played a big part.
About 150 truckloads of treasured belongings and debris were cleaned up and removed from the park.
When the Times ventured out to the park last week, there were still large skip bins on site overflowing with damaged items. More skip bins will be needed to finish the clean-up.
Some residents were away during the flood and are yet to return to face reality.
For some people, all they had was inside those vans and now it's all been thrown away.Joe Pileggi
"So the devastation hasn't stopped yet," he said.
Some vans have been cleaned out and could be accessible soon.
The caravan park is traditionally a hive of activity during the Easter holidays.
While a few people remain on site to clean out the vans, the park is virtually is a ghost town.
The park is eerily quiet, with no one in the playground, entertainment area or swimming pool.
These facilities remain off limits, with water reaching the top of the barbecues and the pool, which is on a higher level than the rest of the park.
"We lost Easter," Joe said.
It was the third flood he's seen at the park, but the first two pale in comparison to last month's disaster.
Joe was days away from retirement when the flood hit. Those plans are now on hold.
Whether it was a helping hand in the clean-up, a donation of items or a positive message on social media, Joe said park staff have felt the love.
"The locals have been brilliant," Joe said
"Money couldn't buy the support we've had."
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