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Canberra residents mop up after storm

Sunday February 11, 2007 - 07:48 EDT

Canberra residents affected by last night's storm are continuing to clean-up the debris in the worst hit areas of Weston Creek and Tuggeranong.

Emergency Services were called out to 61 properties in Canberra and a number of homes in the Snowy Mountains, Cooma and Queanbeyan.

SES deputy chief officer Bren Burkevics says most of the damage was caused by flooding.

"A couple of the priority incidents for us was an 87-year-old woman on her own in a house in Stirling with flooding throughout the entire home," he said.

"And a woman in Crighton's Crescent in Kambah with a six-week-old baby reporting three feet of water throughout the entire house and unable to get out of the driveway."

- ABC

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