This video is Part 2 of the first episode of Marty’s story, captured by ABC Open for the project, Aftermath.
Marty Warburton was on the ground in Grantham on the 10th January 2011 when floodwaters destroyed most of the town he calls home.
Since the flood Marty has taken a leadership role in the community, helping others get back on their feet despite suffering the loss of his own businesses.
Stay tuned for more videos, photos and blogs when we launch the Aftermath site in the coming weeks.
For the last few months I have been developing an online documentary project looking at how individuals and communities recover from natural disaster. The project is called Aftermath and it is being produced as part of ABC Open, a fantastic community engagement initiative being undertaken by your ABC.
Aftermath follows the stories of people who are trying to rebuild their lives and their communities; and to recover from these devastating events. These are stories of resilience, or ordinary people finding extraordinary strength to deal with the ongoing effects of natural disaster. The story may have started with the floods, storms or fire, but it’s not over yet.
The Aftermath site isn’t far away, but here is a sneak peak at the first videos in the series. This video is Part 1 of Marty’s story (I’ll post Part 2 also) and we’ll be revisiting Marty over the next 9 months to track his recovery from the devastating QLD floods.
We’ll also be looking for your contributions, through submitting photos and text via Flickr, and featuring a number of guest bloggers from disaster affected regions across Australia, telling their stories in their own words. More details will be on their way soon.