Twelve people left homeless by floods

TWELVE people have been left homeless after their homes were flooded.

Firefighters were called to Quebec Road, Tilbury, at 11.40am where five houses had been swamped by water.

The twelve people lived in two of the affected homes.

The officer in charge reported that the worst affected houses had around six inches of water in them.

Firefighters used a pump to remove water from the properties along with an aquavac and mops to clear up standing water.

They had completed their work at the scene by 1pm. The local authority was informed that drains in the road were blocked.

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5:10pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

Hill Lane in Hawkwell has also flooded again - worse this time than last - as so many people have concreted and made drives out of their front gardens and the water has nowhere to go!
Hill Lane in Hawkwell has also flooded again - worse this time than last - as so many people have concreted and made drives out of their front gardens and the water has nowhere to go! Alice in Her Own Land :P

9:48pm Sun 29 Apr 12

soul man says...

Alice in Her Own Land :P wrote:
Hill Lane in Hawkwell has also flooded again - worse this time than last - as so many people have concreted and made drives out of their front gardens and the water has nowhere to go!
not to mention the council dont clear the road gullies anymore, most are jammed solid all yr round
[quote][p][bold]Alice in Her Own Land :P[/bold] wrote: Hill Lane in Hawkwell has also flooded again - worse this time than last - as so many people have concreted and made drives out of their front gardens and the water has nowhere to go![/p][/quote]not to mention the council dont clear the road gullies anymore, most are jammed solid all yr round soul man

8:42am Mon 30 Apr 12

saddo99 says...

May I ask a question? Does anybody know how the water companies gather water? It seems absurd that after the wettest April on record we have drought warnings. Rivers and streams full to bursting and reservoirs empty! Do reservoirs only gather the water that falls into them? If the rain that fell over Westcliff yesterday was diverted straight into Hanningfield it would have been full in 20 minutes. I tried to find out online but could get nowhere. Does anybody know?
May I ask a question? Does anybody know how the water companies gather water? It seems absurd that after the wettest April on record we have drought warnings. Rivers and streams full to bursting and reservoirs empty! Do reservoirs only gather the water that falls into them? If the rain that fell over Westcliff yesterday was diverted straight into Hanningfield it would have been full in 20 minutes. I tried to find out online but could get nowhere. Does anybody know? saddo99

8:56am Mon 30 Apr 12

Brunning999 says...

saddo99 wrote:
May I ask a question? Does anybody know how the water companies gather water? It seems absurd that after the wettest April on record we have drought warnings. Rivers and streams full to bursting and reservoirs empty! Do reservoirs only gather the water that falls into them? If the rain that fell over Westcliff yesterday was diverted straight into Hanningfield it would have been full in 20 minutes. I tried to find out online but could get nowhere. Does anybody know?
Try the poo stick method !
[quote][p][bold]saddo99[/bold] wrote: May I ask a question? Does anybody know how the water companies gather water? It seems absurd that after the wettest April on record we have drought warnings. Rivers and streams full to bursting and reservoirs empty! Do reservoirs only gather the water that falls into them? If the rain that fell over Westcliff yesterday was diverted straight into Hanningfield it would have been full in 20 minutes. I tried to find out online but could get nowhere. Does anybody know?[/p][/quote]Try the poo stick method ! Brunning999

10:31pm Mon 30 Apr 12

Nebs says...

Brunning999 wrote:
saddo99 wrote:
May I ask a question? Does anybody know how the water companies gather water? It seems absurd that after the wettest April on record we have drought warnings. Rivers and streams full to bursting and reservoirs empty! Do reservoirs only gather the water that falls into them? If the rain that fell over Westcliff yesterday was diverted straight into Hanningfield it would have been full in 20 minutes. I tried to find out online but could get nowhere. Does anybody know?
Try the poo stick method !
Careful, you could end up with a £75 fine for playing pooh sticks.
[quote][p][bold]Brunning999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saddo99[/bold] wrote: May I ask a question? Does anybody know how the water companies gather water? It seems absurd that after the wettest April on record we have drought warnings. Rivers and streams full to bursting and reservoirs empty! Do reservoirs only gather the water that falls into them? If the rain that fell over Westcliff yesterday was diverted straight into Hanningfield it would have been full in 20 minutes. I tried to find out online but could get nowhere. Does anybody know?[/p][/quote]Try the poo stick method ![/p][/quote]Careful, you could end up with a £75 fine for playing pooh sticks. Nebs

12:38pm Tue 1 May 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

and if you're doubly unlucky you might also get hold of the wrong end of the stick too....
and if you're doubly unlucky you might also get hold of the wrong end of the stick too.... The Cater Wood Creeper

1:27pm Tue 1 May 12

EthanEdwards says...

No no no. You mean twelve people left homeless by the drought.
This gubbermint can't even manage to give us a proper water shortage.

Not like 1976 when you had a proper dry spell, not like now when the drought is flowing up to your navel.
No no no. You mean twelve people left homeless by the drought. This gubbermint can't even manage to give us a proper water shortage. Not like 1976 when you had a proper dry spell, not like now when the drought is flowing up to your navel. EthanEdwards

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