THE clean up effort is barely under way in Ipswich, but a storm last week set the hard work of volunteers back to square one and created more havoc.
In the space of 20 minutes Camira, which had escaped major damage from the floods, had trees and power lines come crashing down, damaging houses and closing off streets.
Ipswich City Division 1 councillor David Morrison said the storm came out of the blue.
"There seemed to be a corridor (of damage)," he said.
"The area escaped the flood only to cop the storm."
Cr Morrison said all of council's resources were currently focused on the flood and were very stretched, so the clean up of the aftermath would rest with the residents.
"When it comes to private property it would be up to the residents to get private contractors in," he said, adding council would clean up public spaces and would also collect fallen trees on private properties if they were cut up and left on the kerb.