To say the South East Queensland floods have been devastating is an absolute understatement.

Not a single suburb in Brisbane was spared.

As the water receded, the clean up was on with thousands of volunteers registering for the Mud Army 2.0.

But after just one day the Mud Army was stood down by the LNP Lord Mayor.

The decision to cut the assistance early came as a shock to residents with many saying they still needed help.

One resident wrote on facebook “Seriously. What a kick in the guts to the Brisbane City Council ratepayers who have been affected by these floods. I registered twice for help & received no reply. Disgusting.”

Another commented “This clean up is not done BCC. WHAT A JOKE! Why aren’t you directing these wonderful, wiling volunteers to where they’re still needed? Oxley, Rocklea, Corinda, etc.”

Brisbane City Council Opposition Leader Jared Cassidy echoed residents concerns.

“It’s now getting quite upsetting for people, because large parts of Brisbane are still strewn with people’s possessions,” Cr Cassidy said.

“Residents have been left behind by the LNP Mayor and his Council administration.

“His decision to call off the Mud Army after just one day has had detrimental impacts to residents right across Brisbane.

“Residents deserves better.”

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