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Flash Floods Hit West Norfolk

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7:17am 11th August 2014

 

The clean up begins for families in Outwell and other areas hit by flooding over the weekend.

Winds of up to 70 miles per hour battered the country as the Caribbean tropical storm Bertha swooped across the UK yesterday.

It’ caused problems for many events over the weekend. SnetFest had to cancel their Jazz night, the Wisbech Rock Festival had to be moved indoors, but a break in the weather meant RAF Marham WERE able to parade over the puddles in the Tuesday market place.

Assistant chief fire officer Neil Newberry of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said:

"The past 30 hours have been a testing time for the crews and control staff who are working tirelessly, but we are still having to prioritise those incidents where there is an immediate risk to life.

"We would also like to remind residents that while it is warm outside, much of the floodwater could be contaminated and it may not be suitable for children to play in it."

 

South Norfolk MP and Elizabeth Trust has sent her sympathies to those who's homes have been damaged:

“Flooding in homes and businesses is simply awful and very distressing for all concerned. I understand that the emergency services and agencies are working together to tackle the flooding.  In my capacity as the local MP I will ensure all assistance that is available is given to local residents.”


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