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Katherine Times Wed 24 Jan 2018



Katherine Times Wed 24 Jan 2018


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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Remembering the disastrous 1998 flood ]MORE FLOOD PICTURES Wednesday January 24, 2018KATHERINETIMES22 katherinetimes.com.au MOO-VE: A lost cow crosses the high level bridge during the 1998 floods. Photographs are the best way for todays generation of residents to have any understanding of the devastation caused by the record flood in 1998. CLEAN UP: The defence force was an integral part of the flood clean up. BREAK TIME: Taking a break during the clean up of Katherine after the 1998 floods ruined CBD shops. WET: A shot of river heights at the Pine TreeMotel. HELP US: Residents waiting to be rescued on the roof with their dogs. SUNKEN:Many cars were swept away by the forceful river flows. RISINGWATER: This soldier helps put flood heights into perspective with the help of the Giles Street sign. ESCAPE PLAN: A canoe was prepared for evacuation byMalcolm Hauser cousin Eddie Chisolm who was house sitting. Picture: Malcolm Hauser. AFTERMATH: Shop keepers were greeted with a rotting shambles when they were able to return to their businesses after the 1998 flood. TRACKED: The track of Cyclone Les across the Top End in 2008. Graphic: Bureau of Meteorology. A commemorative photo display of the Katherine floods will be on show at the Katherine Public Library until February. Pictures supplied from Katherine Museum and Toni Tapp-Coutts. 1998 KATHERINE FLOOD

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