Outdoor basketball court evacuation centre 'not safe' for flood victims amidst heat, humidity, disaster

Annie Hesse
Updated January 16 2023 - 12:16pm, first published January 11 2023 - 4:00pm

As flood water gushed through the main street of their community and lapped on the doors of their homes, locals huddled together on their outdoor basketball court in the heat and humidity of a tropical wet season and prayed the rising water wouldn't reach them.

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Annie Hesse

Annie Hesse

Northern Territory Correspondent

I am an award-winning media and communications professional with experience across print, digital, social and radio broadcast, as well as photography and videography. I am the NT Correspondent at Australian Community Media and I write for my hometown newspaper, the Katherine Times. I love telling people's stories, and I am passionate about giving those a voice who may otherwise remain unheard. When I am not busy putting pen to paper, I spend time in my garden, go bushwalking or travel across the Northern Territory, Australia or the world. In my spare time I write, illustrate and publish books.

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