WITH 440 homes in danger of being condemned, the priority in flood-ravaged Bundaberg has turned to those who now have nowhere to live.A temporary 300-bed village, being built at the showgrounds, should be open in the next couple of days.
More than 4000 homes in the city have been inspected, and nearly 3000 assessed.
Of those, 1688 have minor to moderate damage while 391 have been severely damaged and 49 so far have been listed as totally damaged.
Those figures are expected to grow.
Mayor Mal Forman said it was going to be very difficult to decide which homes can be saved and which will have to be destroyed.
Mr Forman said more than 860 homes with a medium level of damage would probably be able to be saved, but so far there are 440 houses which may not be able to be lived in or re-built and could have to be condemned.
Council health officers have warned a severe outbreak of saltmarsh and freshwater mosquitoes is imminent in the city.
That poses a risk of the spread of disease including Ross River Virus and dog heartworm.