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JA TOWN ÜNÖBR'WATElC

.: THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ;

,'; . FLOODS. * .,

'.>, " - - ? ' -. ' .' Perth, August ,2.'

Mr. George Snii.h, general manager of the Midland Railway .Company, at Moora, directing operations for the restoration ol traffic on tho company's line between Watheroo and Moora There 'are heavy flood waters, and washaway« having occur-

red traffic on that section of the line has been tem.ioi-arily suspended. It is hoped now that the rains have ceased that -the waters will rapidly Bubside. There will be no unnecessary loss of time in estab- lishing through connection from Midland Junction to Geraldton, but meanwhile the traffic north of Moora will be entirely sus- pended. A correspondent?, writing on Wednesday, says Moora is at the present time under water, especially on the eastern side of tho hue, where all the buildings arc more or less surrounded.

An exceptionally heavy fall of rain has boen experienced during'the last few days, and some of the older residents consider it to be a record for many years. Communi- cation between the two sides of the town is tarried on only with extreme difficulty. The Moora flood was the most severe know tor 37 years. The - Railway Department re-

ceived a report yesterday to the effect that | that portion of .the, Wagin-Dumbleyung, railway which was inundated on the pre-! vious day was then clear, and that traine j over the line would be resumed to-day.

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