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Thousands of dollars of damage caused to Meekatharra IGA after power outage floods store

Anna CoxMidwest Times
Aerial view of Meekatharra.
Camera IconAerial view of Meekatharra. Credit: Robert Garvey/RegionalHUB

The main grocery store in Meekatharra was flooded on Saturday and roads in the region remain under water after the region received a deluge of 120mm of rain over the past week.

IGA attendant Jigar Patel told ABC Radio that thousands of dollars of damage was caused to the store, including the loss of produce in freezers after the flood cut their power.

Shire president Harvey Nichols said roads in the region had been under water for four days after the Murchison River rose substantially after the storms.

Mr Nichols added Main Roads closed Great Norther highway to ensure the safety of the community after rain exacerbated damages to the road in the form of potholes.

The month of March saw 26 days without rain for the Shire.

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Overall, the region had been enjoying the weather and the rain had been a welcome change for locals, Cr Nichols said.

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