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Angry Pomona residents demand flooding solution

Tuesday February 26, 2013 - 09:48 EDT
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Flooding on Rifle Street in Pomona yesterday. - ABC

Residents in low-lying areas of Pomona on Queensland's Sunshine Coast are angry that their homes flood regularly.

Nathan Swinkels says his Rifle Street property has been flooded three times in the last few months.

There are five homes in the street that flooded about three times last year and Mr Swinkels says something must be done to fix the problem.

"As soon as you get any sort of rain - if it's at 10 o'clock at night - that's it," he said.

"You'll be up to three or four in the morning just checking the flood level.

"You've got to get the kids out - you've got to wake them up, make sure they're not tired if it's time to evacuate - so it's scary."


Mr Swinkels says one solution would be to resume the five affected properties in his street.

"Either some massive construction on the drains out front - as you can see they're all open," he said.

"We've got kids up and down this street - it's not a very good look at all.

"Either that or the independent flood levy did state that all these houses are built on an old creek bed, so the next best thing to doing all that is buy us all out."

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