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UK News Burst water main turns north London streets into fast-flowing river with homes submerged as fire crews battle to stem flow

12:20  08 october  2019
12:20  08 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

More rain is on the way after flooding causes weekend disruption

  More rain is on the way after flooding causes weekend disruption Flooding across England and Wales has hit transport networks and forced a number of events to be cancelled. © Imagebridge Two women wear plastic ponchos to keep dry in the wind and rain during the Porthcawl Elvis Festival in south Wales More rain is expected on Monday and Tuesday, with yellow weather warnings issued for parts of western England and Wales.This means some homes could be flooded and bus and train services could be affected.The Environment Agency has issued 61 localised flood warnings across England and Wales, plus 169 alerts for possible flooding.

The water rushed through the west London streets after the flood. Major flooding leaves people trapped in Hammersmith homes and restaurants as burst water pipe turns street into a river . London Fire Brigade sent 49 firefighters to King Street just before 8.15pm - including a water rescue

Residents in the area of North London were forced to flee their homes after the 30-inch water main ruptured yesterday. Dramatic photographs and video footage show gallons of water flowing down the high street as emergency workers arrived. Hackney Council set up a rest centre at Stoke Newington

Streets in London turned into rivers this morning after a major pipe burst left dozens of people trapped in their homes without water.

Residents in Finsbury Park, North London, were evacuated while others tried to stop rising water levels entering their homes as engineers battled to fix the problem.

The London Fire Brigade sent eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters to the scene as people took to social media to share pictures of the flooded roads.

Twitter user 'Katy' wrote: 'Woken up to find our flat now has a river view. Thanks, Thames Water.' Another called Ben said: 'Woke up and a river has replaced my road.'

People trapped as floodwater surges through streets after river bursts banks

  People trapped as floodwater surges through streets after river bursts banks A Coastguard helicopter was pictured over the village of Laxey, on the Isle of Man, as floodwater from the Laxey River surged through the streets.A Coastguard helicopter was pictured over the village of Laxey, on the east coast of the island, as floodwater from the Laxey River surged through the streets, leading to police declaring a “major incident”.

Media captionThe burst main left cars submerged in the street . One woman has been rescued from a house and cars have been left submerged after a water pipe burst . An estimated 16 vehicles have been submerged in the flood, and fire crews have started work to remove the water using a high

London Fire Brigade said on Twitter: “ Crews still on scene at flooding in Hammersmith pumping water away and assisting residents who need to leave their properties. Thames water said: “We’ve stopped water flowing from our burst main on King Street and our customers’ water supplies are returning to

Firefighters could be seen carrying sandbags as they waded along the flooded road, and Twitter user Fahd Choudhry said: 'A new river has formed near Finsbury Park.'

Thames Water said the issue was around the Queens Drive area and some people in the N1, N4, N5, N7 and N19 postcodes had low water pressure or no water at all.

Tomas Tengely-Evans, who lives on Brownswood Road, told the Hackney Gazette that he was stuck in his first-floor flat and neighbouring properties were flooded.

He added: 'A few people tried go out in Wellingtons earlier, but the water is getting higher and faster. I'm on the first floor, so it's relatively safe - but all the basement flats are flooded.'

a car parked in front of a building: People in Finsbury Park, North London, are trying to stop the water entering their homes today © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited People in Finsbury Park, North London, are trying to stop the water entering their homes today

Lorraine Pierce, who lives at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and Queen's Drive, said that her children could not get to Parkwood Primary School on the road.

'Major incident' declared in Isle of Man as floodwaters trap residents in their homes and wash away cars

  'Major incident' declared in Isle of Man as floodwaters trap residents in their homes and wash away cars Police have advised residents on the island to seek shelter in the upper levels of their homesA 'major incident' has been declared as police, the coastguard and fast-water rescue teams attempt to mitigate the damage from rising floodwaters.

A burst water main has caused chaos after homes and businesses were completely flooded in a London street . Stunned residents filmed torrents of water flowing down the street and into their homes in the London suburb of Blackheath after the 12-inch pipe ruptured at around 11am this

Water , water everywhere: Homes are left completely submerged as a mains pipe bursts turning a high street into a fast flowing river . Dramatic video of a major mains pipe burst which has left hundreds of homes without water has been posted online. Huge volumes of water have flowed

She told the Gazette: 'The whole road from the school all the way down to Brownswood Road is like a river and it's running like rapids, all swirling water.

'The water is coming up 3ft out of the ground. I have never seen anything like this. We have no water. If you turn on the tap nothing comes out.'

Baroness Hussein-Ece of Highbury, a Liberal Democrat peer, was also among those caught up in the problems today and found she had no water at home.

She tweeted: 'With no water due to a burst water pipe in Finsbury Park affecting the Highbury area, heading into Lords where I can brush my teeth.'

A spokesman for Thames Water, which sent a customer representative to Queens Drive, said: 'We're sorry to any customers affected by our burst main this morning.

North Wales emergency teams on Isle of Man as flooding sparks 'major incident'

  North Wales emergency teams on Isle of Man as flooding sparks 'major incident' The Caernarfon based coastguard helicopter crew flew into the flood hit island The Caernarfon -based helicopter flew into the island on Tuesday morning after people became trapped in their homes when a river burst its banks and caused floodwater to surge through the streets.

FIREFIGHTERS had to carry marooned cinemagoers to safety after a burst water main turned a busy London street into a " fast flowing river ". Water poured onto the street near Victoria Station after the pipe burst at around 6pm, reaching the doors of nearby businesses including the Curzon Cinema.

Burst water main at 10pm left residents in Hackney, London , trapped in their homes without He then waded through the huge puddles on his way to school in North London this morning. A car is submerged after a water supply pipe burst in the Hackney district of London after a mains water

'We've sent our specialist engineers to the scene as a top priority, and they will be working hard to get everything back to normal as soon as possible.'

In an update to customers, it said engineers would try to 'get things up and running as quickly as possible', adding: 'We're really sorry if this has disrupted your day.'

a view of a city street filled with lots of traffic: The flooded street in Finsbury Park which was deluged after a pipe burst this morning © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The flooded street in Finsbury Park which was deluged after a pipe burst this morning

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said: 'Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters are at the scene of a burst water main in Queens Drive, Finsbury Park.

'An area of around 500 square metres has been affected. Firefighters are evacuating residents from affected properties.

'The Brigade was called at 7.47am. Fire crews from Holloway, Stoke Newington, Islington, Kentish Town and Tottenham fire stations are at the scene.'

Queens Road, which is a short walk from Finsbury Park station, has 687 properties with an average value of £450,000. Seven of these are worth more than £1million.

a person driving a car: People took to social media to share photos of the flooded roads in Finsbury Park this morning © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited People took to social media to share photos of the flooded roads in Finsbury Park this morning

It comes after a major pipeline burst near Hampton Court Palace in July this year - cutting off supply to thousands of families in South and West London.

It saw as many as 100,000 properties left with little or no water, with the issue caused by a fault at Thames Water's main regional pumping station at Hampton.

That followed two major incidents within North London in a week in December 2016, which first saw about 100 people evacuated after a water main burst in Angel.

Then, one week later, about 350 people had to leave their homes after a burst water main left Stoke Newington High Street in North London submerged.

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Finsbury Park flooding: burst Thames Water main leads to massive flood in North London .
Some residents had to be evacuated from their homes, with 12 fire engines and around 80 firefighters called to assist with the incident in Queens Drive, Finsbury Park. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Video footage circulating on social media on Tuesday morning showed roads submerged in ankle-deep water.A London Fire Brigade spokesman said the flooding had affected a 500 square metre area and that people were being evacuated from their properties.Thames Water said one of its large water mains had burst and that specialist engineers had been called to the scene to stop the flow.

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