Beverley residents' horror as flood waters breached Westwood wall
RESIDENTS in Willow Grove, Beverley, watched in horror as water from the Westwood breached the wall in front of their homes.
It looked like a repeat of the 2007 floods when many homes were filled with water and damage ran to many thousands of pounds.
The fire service was called – one of more than 30 calls it received about localised emergencies on Sunday afternoon as dykes flooded and roads were affected across the county. About 350,000 gallons of water were pumped away from Willow Grove into the main sewer system.
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Families at Willow Grove are looking forward to the installation of a retaining anti-flooding wall, probably in January.
Yorkshire Water has also just installed a £1m tank that can be used when the sewerage system cannot cope. It was not needed at the weekend and Yorkshire Water was able to advise fire crews they could pump flood water into the main sewer at North Bar.
The Willow Grove situation was among the more serious incidents attended by crews. The situation looked to be stabilising today (Monday).
Simon Anfield from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said: "Although there is rain predicted tonight, it will be less than yesterday.
"Today we have an improved situation and river levels are dropping.
"Residents are urged to remain vigilant and if they suspect their home may be a risk of flooding to contact us."