We could not stop it happening

We could not stop it happening

We could not stop it happening

First published in Local News

THIS time, the flooding was so much worse than last year.

The flooding was at least 12 inches, going up the walls and into the flooring.

Last year, we tried to prevent it coming in, using towels to stop the water coming through the doors. This year, we knew as soon as it started there was nothing we could do and nothing was going to stop it coming in.

We went round the house picking up things from the floor, so that they were high up, but the water had come in and all we could do was watch it fill up.

Anything that was on the floor is now no good.

I went into the garage to try to save some things in there, but it was all just floating.

The only thing not floating was my vacuum cleaner.

I rang the firefighters twice, but I was told they were too busy.

We watched as the water just rose.

We couldn’t even see the garden, the water was so high.

The garden decking was all lifted and was floating around.

We just knew there was nothing we could do as it would be a waste of time. I had to move my car in case there was damage to that.

There was just no warning about it coming.

After the flooding last year, we had everything redone.

It’s taken ages for it all to be finished, they started in August and only just finished it in April.

It was a nightmare. We had to live here while they did it, too.

Comments (4)

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5:17pm Tue 22 Jul 14

John Right says...

Who where ?
Who where ? John Right
  • Score: 10

7:48pm Tue 22 Jul 14

MitchLive says...

John Right wrote:
Who where ?
Exactly what I was thinking.

Kept reading the article thinking it'll tell me soon where this happened... Any minute now... Got to be here some where... I'll find out when I get to the end of this paragraph...

Oh, the end of the article.

Let's get a quiz going, first one to guess where wins a years subscription to Women's Own.

I'm going for Canvey Island.
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Who where ?[/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking. Kept reading the article thinking it'll tell me soon where this happened... Any minute now... Got to be here some where... I'll find out when I get to the end of this paragraph... Oh, the end of the article. Let's get a quiz going, first one to guess where wins a years subscription to Women's Own. I'm going for Canvey Island. MitchLive
  • Score: 4

11:07pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Letmetryagain says...

I don't think Canvey was flooded last year ?
I'd go for Rayleigh.
I don't think Canvey was flooded last year ? I'd go for Rayleigh. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 0

11:35pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Cor Blimey says...

Story obviously written by a pupil on work experience
Story obviously written by a pupil on work experience Cor Blimey
  • Score: 1

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