50 homes saved from flooding

Lanthony Close, Worle, Weston-super-Mare

Fire crews worked through the night to successfuly prevent flood water from entering more than 50 homes in Weston-super-Mare.

Crews were called after a number of large ponds located between a railway line and homes breached their banks as a result of the spate weather conditions.

Firefighters from Weston-super-Mare Fire Station were the first on scene but called for back up due to the potential flood risk to around 50 homes in the local area. Supporting appliances from Avon Fire & Rescue Services were called including a high volume pump (HVP) capable of moving 7,000 litres of water a minute. Two further HVPs were also sent to the incident from South Wales Fire & Rescue Service and Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service.

Fire crews worked hard throughout the night to pump away the flood water which came within just an inch of flooding homes around Lanthony Close, Autumn Mews and Jasmine Way. More than 50 firefighters were on the scene all night and their efforts were successful as they prevented flood water entering the homes of local people.

By 10.00hrs on Monday morning crews remained on scene and continued to pump water away from the flooded area. A number of roads in the local area remained closed due to the hoses pumping water away.