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Teesside furniture stores in knee-deep floods

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Two furniture stores at Portrack Retail Park, Teesside, have been left in deep flooding after heavy rain.

The water was knee-deep inside and the car park outside was waterlogged.

Bosses at Race For Furniture and Home Interiors in Stockton said customers will not be affected. The damaged stock is 'show furniture'. Furniture to be shipped to customers is at a warehouse on Wearside.

“We have a great team of employees, who are always prepared to go that extra mile and this situation has been no exception. Our staff have been fantastic and rolled their sleeves up when water started to pour into the ground floor."

– Chris O’Connor, Managing Director

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