Severe flooding hits many homes in Canvey, Basildon And Tilbury, UK
Essex’s fire service says it has had to pump water out of properties hit by flooding in Canvey, Tilbury and Basildon
Crews have been called out to dozens of incidents this morning with Letzden Road in Canvey, Christchurch in Tilbury and Merricks Lane in Basildon particularly affected.
It comes as the Met Office has issued a ‘yellow weather warning’ for the East of England, with up to 40mm of rain expected and winds of up to 45 mph in some coastal areas.
Essex Police have also advised motorists to take extra care on the roads today. The force has said: “Emergency services are dealing with a number of fallen trees and reports of localised flooding. Deep surface water is also affecting a number of major routes and local roads.
“Drivers are advised to check travel websites and listen to local radio reports for the latest news of any travel disruption. Take care and slow down when using any sections of road which may have been affected by the surface water and avoid driving through deep water.”
The second highest FLOOD WARNING has been issued for the River Wid from Ingatestone up to and including Writtle. The EA says:
“We are seeing high river levels on the River Wid due to last night’s rain. The peak of the river is now near Wardropers. River levels are likely to continue to rise. Over the next 6 hours the forecast is for light rain. Flooding is expected for Stock Lane, Ingatestone is at risk and properties at Hylands Mill and around Writtle Bridge. We will continue to monitor levels closely and update this message as necessary.”