Up to 100 homes were flooded in Southwell, Nottingham last night after an estimated four inches of rain fell in less than an hour.
Homes in the Kirklington Road and Halloughton Road areas were worst affected with floods of up to three feet. Residents are now attempting to salvage possessions and clear up their homes. Robert Jordan of Kirklington Road, whose home was washed out, said:
We've lost everything downstairs. We will have to have it all replaced and reserviced. It could take up to a year and we now have nowhere to live.
Residents claim they have had little or no help so far from the authorities and say last night even emergency vehicles were struggling to get through.
– Local resident Wendy Bowler
It's happened before. We just want some proper contingency plans in place as this will happen again.
– Newark and Sherwood District Council Chief Executive Andrew Nuter
We continue to do all we can to provide support and assistance to those affected by the flooding and to clean up after last night's extreme deluge.