Freak storms hit Grove

The Terrace Arcade after shop owners had mopped up the floor. 149508

FREAK storms hit Ocean Grove last Wednesday with several streets temporarily underwater.
The Terrace Arcade was flooded before store owners quickly mopped the water, according to local shopper Kevin Hampson.
“It was like a little river,” he said. “Someone could have slipped and done extreme damage – they could have done a hip or leg.”
Kevin said the water leaked through the roof, which should not have happened.
“All they have to do is spend a couple thousand to seal it up properly,” he said.
Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club closed beaches around Ocean Grove due to nearby lightning.
“You can’t be too careful when there’s lightning,” club administrator Michelle Jepsen said.
“It’s better to be out of the water.”