Saturday, September 07, 2013

Flooding chaos.

Hundreds of people were caught up in flash flooding yesterday with many roads closed and houses damaged by the deluge. Following continual heavy downpours, Teesside was at the mercy of rising floodwater and dangerous driving conditions with many roads still closed today.

Saltburn was badly affected with Saltburn Bank submerged in deep water when both Saltburn Gill and Skelton Beck overflowed causing Saltburn’s Cat Nab car park to become fully submerged. The miniature railway in the Valley Gardens and parts of the adventure playground were also badly affected.

Cleveland Fire crews responded to calls at 230 different locations between 3.50pm and 10.40pm predominantly across the East Cleveland and Hartlepool areas. They were assisted by crews across Teesside and from neighbouring Durham and Darlington Fire services Fire Brigade and North Yorkshire Fire Brigade.

Rescues were made from vehicles and houses and in some cases the brigade’s rescue boat was used.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police confirmed Redcar and Cleveland had been worst affected by the floods with many roads experiencing high levels of surface water, making driving conditions extremely difficult.

People were advised not to make journeys unless necessary and if they must travel, to avoid driving into deep standing water and to drive at an appropriate speed.

There are no reports of anyone unaccounted for or injured at this time.

1 comment:

87 photography said...

I hope things are looking more normal now