TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Fri­day Jan­uary 7, 1994

Flood chaos hits town

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

Se­vere flood­ing put a damp­ener on the start of 1994 for many ar­eas in Camp­bel­town. Sev­eral ar­eas lay un­der wa­ter as tor­ren­tial rain com­bined with high tides, strand­ing peo­ple in their homes and clos­ing roads in Sad­dell Street and Lon­grow. Shop­keep­ers were pre­par­ing to bar­ri­cade their shop-fronts with sand­bags. Res­i­dents at Ral­ston Road were par­tic­u­larly badly af­fected as the rain ex­ac­er­bated a longterm prob­lem of flood­ing be­hind their homes. Many of the gar­dens were flooded back and front, and at 157 Ral­ston Road, where Mrs Roselle Nel­son has lived for 33 years, wa­ter, which had poured down the hill be­hind the houses, coursed round the side of her house to join the small river run­ning down the street. Mrs Nel­son had been ex­pect­ing peo­ple for lunch on Mon­day but had to can­cel as they were un­able to reach her front door. ‘We’ve al­ways had a prob­lem with flood­ing,’ she said, ‘but lately it has be­come much worse.’

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