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Selkirk's Bannerfield estate was hit by flooding in 2004.
Many homes had to be evacuated after flood water soaked carpets and floors.
Resident Colin Bennett recalls what happened:
"The main street was just like a river. I could not open the front gate because of water coming over it.
"There were cars parked on the street that were getting shoved across the road and there were cars floating down the main drive."
Design plans for a £25 million flood defence scheme for Selkirk are well underway, and planners are now checking the ground to make sure they can build defences on it.
These will be structures of around four metres high, which will blend in with the surrounding scenery.
One area that they will build on is at Philiphaugh, which was badly flooded in 1977.
A £25million flood protection scheme being planned for Selkirk leads the way nationally, according to Scottish Government ministers.
The new scheme will safeguard 700 properties currently at risk of flooding from the Ettrick and Yarrow waters and the Long Philip and Shaw Burns.
It is the first scheme in Scotland to meet the requirements of the Scottish Government's Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.
The project team are currently drawing up detailed designs for the scheme, and work to built it will get underway in summer 2014.