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FLOODS IN SOUTHLAND

+ ■ » (FKB PBEBS » 88001 ATION.) ImVeroakqill, January 30. Halo fell heavily yesterday after midday m this neighborhood, bat the fall mast have been muoh heavier op oonntry, as reports from Lumsdea state that the Oretl roßo till the township was fl loded, one bouse being floated off the piles. The flood was the highest since that of 1878, and as It ocourred m the night, considerable anxiety was felt for Isolated settlers. In gome ones people were, with dlffloalty, removed by horsemen. Ball way communication was interrupted, the principal breaoh being at Athol, where the ballast was washed out for over half a mile. Thlc portion of the line has to be renewed almost annually, and It Is said that the damages could be obviated enlarging the water openings.

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FLOODS IN SOUTHLAND, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889

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FLOODS IN SOUTHLAND Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2051, 31 January 1889

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