Flash flooding shut main road in Epworth
Residents say culverts replaced after Hurricane Igor caused the same problems as the old ones
A flash flood struck Epworth on the Burin Peninsula Saturday afternoon, washing out a bridge and the main road.
The flooding came after days of rain hit the same places affected by Hurricane Igor two years ago.
Rita Moulton's shed was flooded and water came within three inches of flooding her house.
"Terribly scary," Moulton said. "It just came up in about ten minutes. I looked and was just surrounded."
"I called my sister and said 'get on your knees, quick! Pray, pray, pray!" she said with a laugh.
Residents say culverts replaced after Igor were the same size as the old ones and resulted in the same trouble.