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Charity battles to keep its head above water

Thursday, 9 August 2018

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RESIDENTS and businesses across the Borough are still counting the cost of the devastating flash floods that swept through local streets on Saturday, July 28.
In little more than an hour, a month's worth of rain fell from the skies.
The drains were overwhelmed within minutes and many were forced to look on helplessly as the water advanced on their property.
Many shops were forced to pull down the shutters, with several remaining closed for days to repair damaged roofs and electricity supplies, and to remove and replace sodden stock.
It proved to be an expensive business - and a particular burden for some.
For the Hope and a Future charity furniture outlet on Antrim's Ballymena Road, it is a cost they could do well without.
Their premises were severely flooded in the deluge, and not for the first time.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian

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