Flooding forces Barking and Dagenham residents into emergency accommodation
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Several residents have had to move into emergency accommodation after flooding caused havoc across the borough yesterday.
Studio3 Arts’ Galleon Hall, in Boundary Road, Barking, was set up as an emergency rest centre for anyone unable to access temporary council shelter, with many streets under inches of water.
The borough’s Incident Response Unit helped unblock gullies and pump out water while sandbags were also deployed on Waverley Gardens and Alfred’s Gardens to prevent further flooding to homes.
A council spokesman said: “We would like to thank residents and businesses for their calmness and resilience during yesterday’s flooding and stormy weather.
“Council staff have been working with residents on the clean up and have set up an Emergency Rest Centre for residents who may have to leave their homes as a result of the flooding.
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“Should there be any further flooding, sandbags will be prioritised to affected areas if needed.”
As a result of the flooding, the public sewer system has been unable to handle the high volume meaning foul water flooding some areas as well as surface water.
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To report flooding problems call Thames Water on 0800 316 9800.
For more information contact the Environment Agency’s flood advice line on 084 5988 1188 or visit environment-agency.gov.uk.
Have you been affected by the flooding? Email email@example.com or call 020 8477 3824.