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Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - PAUL MIL­TON BUT­LER

PORT Dou­glas has washed away the rain­fall record for Oc­to­ber with 127 mil­lime­tres fall­ing in 24 hours up un­til 9am yes­ter­day.

The dump­ing on the town has bro­ken all pre­vi­ous records which were set in 1964, ac­cord­ing to a Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy fore­caster Ali­cia Dun­can­son.

“The down­pour has been unsea­sonal - the pre­vi­ous daily record for Port Dou­glas was 86.6mm set in 1964.”

Other re­gions to get a good dump­ing in­cluded Moss­man with 100mm, O’Dono­hue Rd north of Moss­man with 144mm, Dain­tree Vil­lage 211mm, Low Isles 40mm and Mt Mol­loy 67mm.

Dain­tree cat­tle­man Keith Reynolds had 504mm of rain drench his prop­erty in just 48 hours, fill­ing dams and wa­ter­holes as well cov­er­ing the Up­per Dain­tree Road.

Photo by VICKI KEEN

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