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Flood invades properties

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, March 01, 2014

FLETCHER Rd was not spared the heavy rains and strong winds the depression brought on Thursday, with residents lining the roadside with belongings they managed to save from their flooded homes.

Resident Rajeel Prasad was clearing his home when floodwaters inside his house rose above his knees.

Mr Prasad, who lives with his parents, wife and two children, said the family would not get any sleep because they had no place to go except to sit and wait for floodwaters to recede yesterday.

"I just hope it doesn't get worse because my two children are here and I don't want them to get sick," Mr Prasad said.

"At least we were prepared though, because it always floods when there is heavy rain, but this time it is really quite bad — I think by tonight (Thursday) it will be way above my knees."

When this newspaper visited the family, they were moving cupboards out from the kitchen as water poured in through windows and doors.








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