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UPDATE: More pictures of flash flooding in Great Yarmouth

14:29 07 August 2012

Blake Road flooded due to torrential rain

Blake Road flooded due to torrential rain

A torrential storm caused flooding all over the Great Yarmouth area yesterday evening.

Blake Road, in Yarmouth became flooded when drains couldn’t cope with the heavy downpours which lasted more than an hour in fits and starts, said Abbie Bunnewell.

And Marilyn Jordan sent three pictures of Lawn Avenue. She said: “Once more a sudden downpour has caused chaos and flooding to Harley Road and Lawn Avenue. What happened to the super new pumps Anglian Water are supposed to have installed and the holding tank for all the excess water. Fed up!”

Mark Simmonds sent a picture of the flooding on Hawkins Close in Yarmouth; and Sam Osborne said: “Blake Road wasn’t the only one hit by storm floods. We were about an inch off having the water enter our house on Stone Road.”

“The council have visited the drain here numerous times over the five years I’ve lived here and yet it never manages to drain away even the tiniest amount of rain. It was actually scary today and we took to moving things off the floor just in case before the storm finally eased.”

- Have you got photos of the flooding? Send them to us at www.iwitness24.co.uk

5 comments

  • It states that the drains could not cope, does anyone think it could be down to not clearing up the grass cutting's once the kerb sides have been cut is a major factor in this problem. That I feel are left to block the drains.

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    loco

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

  • Yarmouth stunk of drains and sewerage on Saturday.Like medieveal England.

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    bookworm

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

  • The same thing happened years ago in the mid 1990s when an overnight storm hit the Yarmouth area. Caister Road area flooded but many people slept through it and must of it was gone by the time they woke up. Labour back then were in control of the council and made the usual noises that this must not happen again. Seems nothing ever changes.

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    Hereandthere

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

  • Yare close and Bure close flooded. Kind of ironic don't you think???

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    Lord Elf

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

  • Were you there in mediaeval England, bookworm? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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