Floods on Merseyside
FOR most of Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 2
water tankers were taking turns to pump out water from houses and
gardens in Hawksworth Drive, Freshfield, Merseyside. A bystander
said that the water was 2 inches deep in some of the downstairs
rooms. It appears that a ditch, which drains a field and the part of
Formby By-Pass, had burst its banks under the pressure of the
flooding water and had flowed in the road and gardens of some of the
Another flood again closed Stephensons Road in Formby Industrial
Park, opposite the Tesco Store. However, Formby managed to escape
most of the flooding difficulties which were affecting the country
during the days of 23 September to 26 September 2012. There were
floods in Ormskirk, St Helens, Maghull and Aintree to name a few of
the affected places by the storms in Merseyside.
Over the week Merseyside Police confirmed that they had been
assisting with the flooding across the area following the heavy
rainfall. Officers from the force had been working over the week
with the Coincils, Highways Authority and also the Environment
Agency, along with other parties and assisting our community and
putting in road closures across Sefton, St Helens and Wirral, as
Merseyside Police said that:- "In particular, there has been
major flooding in Four Acres in Maghull, which resulted in en the
electricity supply being switched off as a precautionary measure,
affecting around 36 homes at around 10.35pm on 24 September 2012.
Road closures had been put in place in the area, but no one was
required to evacuate their home."
There was also been major flooding in Blackbrook Road in St Helens.
Again the emergency services had to be called to the area on 24
September 2012. Merseyside Police told us that:- "9 homes were
evacuated and residents from 2 homes were given temporary overnight
accommodation by the Local Authority."
So far Merseyside Police have told us that:- "There have been
no reports of any injuries caused by the flooding."
As the flood waters go down, motorists advised to exercise caution
as many roads have debris still on them. Also some flooding is
affecting some areas. Drive should keep their speed appropriate for
the conditions and be aware of emergency repair work taking place on
the numerous roads that have been affected by flooding across
Merseyside and the UK.
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