Residents are unable to travel north along the Monaro Highway to NSW, and have been threatened with $250 fines if they attempt to drive south to Cann River, the closest place food and supplies can be bought.
Ms Revell said the town had been “forgotten” by authorities, and was running low on fuel and feed for hungry animals.
Her son and his family fled the town in early January before fire hit. Ms Revell and other locals defended their houses with their own firefighting equipment.
A major operation involving fire crews and army troops is slowly clearing the 145 kilometre stretch of road to Mallacoota, which will eventually make towns like Noorinbee accessible – but this may take weeks.
Convoys of up to 65 emergency vehicles are ferrying residents out of Mallacoota and supplies are being trucked in.
“If they can get to Mallacoota,” asked Ms Revell, “why can’t they get to us?”
Ms Revell said the amount of food supplied to Noorinbee locals by the defence force was “insufficient”.
“The army brought in a bit of fruit and vegetable but it’s not enough for the amount of people here … we’re rationing,” she said.
“There’s no fresh milk, no bread – we can’t have a meal.”
About 750 local cattle, grazing on charred land, have not had new hay delivered.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for the Victorian government said supplies were delivered to Cann River on Friday, but acknowledged that some residents could not reach them.
“We will continue to do everything we can to access these smaller communities and get them the supplies they need,” she said.
Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said essential supplies like water, masks and sanitary products arrived in Cann River on Friday. The defence force was aiming to provide food and water to Noorinbee as soon as possible, Mr Crisp said.
The ADF said it delivered food and water “in the area” by helicopter on January 12, and said it would continue to provide support as directed by Victorian emergency services.
Noorinbee residents will likely have been stranded for more than a month by the time the Princes Highway opens.
For many of those who saved their homes in early January, the adrenaline of the firefighting effort sustained spirits.
Two weeks on, locals are exasperated and feel what they believe are unnecessary roadblocks are hampering their ability to access the goods and services they need to live with decency.
Victoria Police said roadblocks and the threat of fines were necessary to protect residents from falling trees and live powerlines.
Gail Snarr, 65, is an SES volunteer who was deployed at Cann River for the past week. She agreed the town, and others nearby, had been “forgotten” by authorities.
Ms Snarr said not enough food or supplies were entering the towns, and mental health counselling services were not keeping up with demand.
Ms Snarr said her pleas to provide more resources to the Cann River area had gone ignored within the office of the local incident control centre.
“Nobody wants to listen to the volunteers or emergency workers who have gone in there [to the towns],” she said.
“This town has been forgotten … They’re getting short on supplies – they need food.”
Accessing relief funding from the government has also proved difficult, she said.
Ms Revell did not qualify for a payment because her house was not damaged, though her fence was.
She believes she may have to replace much of the smoke-damaged interior of her home. She also paid to fuel the firefighting vehicles she and others in the town used to defend their homes.
Her damage bill will likely tally in the thousands of dollars. At this stage, she will be footing the bill on her own.
“That was my money and my effort that’s stopped that fire, but I don’t qualify for their rotten $500,” she said.
“Where’s it going? Where is all the money? Is it all just for politicians to pay for the fuel in their planes to go around and shake hands?”
On Saturday, Noorinbee locals say they will risk the $250 fine to attend a community meeting down the closed Monaro Highway at Cann River.
Ms Revell said locals will be desperate for answers about when they will receive more assistance and to be put back in touch with the rest of the world.
“People in situations like this are going to crack. Surviving a fire like this is a really horrible experience, [only] to have all this stuff on top.”
Paul is a reporter for The Age.