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Casino flooded: 100mm of rain in an hour

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Commuter traffic was caught out at this flooded intersection at Casino yesterday afternoon (February 26). Screenshot – ABC

Water came very close to inundating this Betta store in Casino yesterday (February 26). Photo Christine Smith Beets/ NSW Storm Watch

Flash flooding hit Casino yesterday, with water seeping into homes and businesses after more than 100mm of rain fell in less than an hour.

The flash floods hit the town at around 5pm, just as many businesses were closing up for the day.

Richmond Valley Council GM Vaughan Macdonald said the town’s sporting fields were expected to be closed for ‘a number of days’.

‘At our indoor sports stadium, the rain was coming through the whirlybirds on the roof and some of the vents on the side of the building,’ he told ABC radio.

The SES reported around 28 calls to affected homes and businesses in the town yesterday.


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