The South Grafton Bowling club, pictured here in dry times, was well and truly under this morning with the greens resembling swimming pools.
The South Grafton Bowling club, pictured here in dry times, was well and truly under this morning with the greens resembling swimming pools.

South Grafton succumbs to rising flood waters

THE South Grafton Ex-Serviceman's Club, the South Grafton Bowling Club and four properties on Riverside Drive, South Grafton have all succumbed to rising flood waters.

Inside the South Grafton Ex-Serviceman's Club the water was ankle deep.

Secretary Manager of the club, Colin Green said the water broke through at about 7am this morning.

The dining room, kitchen, TAB area and poker machine area have all been flooded.

Next door the South Grafton Bowling club was well and truly under with the greens resembling swimming pools.

Four homes in Riverside Drive have all succumbed to flooding, however resident Merv Smidt was hopeful his property would stay dry.

Mr Smidt's property is elevated and at about 9am the water was still about two feet below floor level.

"I built my house above the 1890 water mark," he said.

"My family have been in the Clarence since 1879 so we know what floods are all about.

"It has to be said the levy walls have done a great job because when I was a kid we used to get two floods a year, in Wharf St."

About 7:30 this morning water started spilling over the wall at the end of Fry St and the area has since been evacuated.



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