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Katherine Times Wed 24 Jan 2018



Katherine Times Wed 24 Jan 2018


Katherine Times; NewspaperNT






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

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North Australian News for Katherine Times

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'98 Flood- 20 Years On ]FLOOD IN FOCUS Wednesday January 24, 2018 KATHERINETIMES 7katherinetimes.com.au Katherines recovery from the 1998 flood took days, weeks and years. Many people were forced to leave. EMERGENCY DECLARED INSURANCE CRISIS:Worse was to come after the flood when many insurance companies refused to pay up. HIGH TIDE: The main street of Katherine as the flood hits its high water mark. RUBBISH PILES: Tons and tons of rubbish were removed to the tip in the weeks which followed the flood. SPORT'S CANCELLED: Obviously organised sport was called off for some time after the flood. WASTE: Shop owners had little warning to try and save the contents of their stores. KEEP SMILING: Businesswoman Sue Jones lost her home and the contents of two stores in the 1998 flood, pictured here cleaning up. 20th Anniversary of 1998 Katherine Flood Australia Day 2018 Citizenship Ceremony & Awards Date: Friday 26 Januray Time: Starts 9am Venue: Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Art & Culture Centre, Stuart Highway Citizen of the Year Young Citizen of the Year Community Event of the Year 2018 Local Government Awards Guest Speakers Ambassador: Dylan Lewis Keynote Speaker: Mike Reed vernment Awards Morning Tea Provided RAAF Flyover scheduled for 11:30am For more information please call Katherine Town Council 8972 5500 or email rebecca.mewburn@ktc.nt.gov.au

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