Jan 29, 2013

‘It brings back too many memories’: Grantham haunted by floods

Flood waters came rushing back into Grantham over the weekend, two years after their community was devastated. It was too much for many residents, writes journalist Amanda Gearing from Grantham.

The nerves of Grantham residents were overwrought during torrential rain over the weekend as memories of the January 2011 disaster came back.

Dozens of residents still living in the lower section of Grantham, which bore the brunt of the “inland tsunami” which killed 12 local people, watched and waited anxiously as water in Sandy Creek rose quickly on Sunday, lapping the town’s sandstone memorial to those who died.

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  1. Mike Smith

    Reminiscent of those who continued to rebuild Pompeii

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