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UK News Finsbury Park flooding: burst Thames Water main leads to massive flood in North London

17:20  08 october  2019
17:20  08 october  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Flooded streets in Finsbury Park this morning as fire crews try to evacuate some residents. Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been 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.

About 100 people were evacuated from their flooded homes after a water main burst in north London . Parts of Upper Street, Charlton Place Thames Water has apologised and said it would take several days to fix the pipe. London Fire Brigade said it had pumped water into a nearby canal.

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Desperate residents are trying stop rising water from entering their homes after a burst pipe flooded a north London street.

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.

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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.

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A shopping street in north London will be closed for several days after it was left under water when a 100-year-old water pipe burst . The 10in (25cm) pipe under Blackstock Road in Finsbury Park burst on Tuesday. Engineers from Thames Water stopped the water coming through by 13:00 GMT

About 100 people are evacuated from their flooded homes after a water main burst in north London . The fire brigade said the water is two metres (6.5ft) deep in basement properties on Charlton Place.

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.

A spokesman for the company said that, due to the "complexity of the work", it could take until midday to resolve the issue.

'Fabulous' firefighters

View from Georgina Litwin's house as Thames Water and firefighters attempted to control the situation (Photo: Georgina Litwin)

London Fire Brigade said crews were called to the scene at the junction of Queens Drive and Princess Crescent at 7.47am.

Giorgia Litwin, 23, lives next to where the pipe burst. She told i she considers herself lucky.

"We’re a basement flat but just at an angle such that the water originally didn’t get into our property," she explained. "However, because our neighbours were affected so badly, it started to overflow into our house, causing a leak in the living room and the front bedroom is pretty submerged."

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About 350 people have been evacuated from their flooded homes and businesses after a water main burst in Stoke Newington, north London . Thames Water said people would not be "left out of pocket for what has happened".

About 100 people are evacuated from their flooded homes after a water main burst in north London . The fire brigade said the water is two metres (6.5ft) deep in basement properties on Charlton Place.

"We feel very very lucky, and just sorry for our neighbours who are in much worse positions."

She went on to commend the firefighters on site who she said arrived at 8am and stayed all day.

"They have been fabulous; we had tea with them as they did everything they possibly could."

In comparison she said that Thames water have "seemed slightly less organised".

"They asked if we had a problem with our running water in the flat - to which we informed them we’re more worried about the running water outside of it," she said.

"Currently we’re dealing with this by bailing water out of the bedroom and obviously turning off the electricity as multiple sockets were submerged. Looks like we’ll be bunking up in the unaffected bedrooms for a while but really all we can think is how fortunate we are, and how awful it must be for our neighbours further down."

Completely ruined flat

Tom Baggaley, 26, was less lucky and told i his flat is completely ruined.

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Dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes after a water main burst , causing severe flooding in north London . Thames Water said: “We're really sorry to everyone affected by our burst pipe. We've stopped the flow of water and are now planning how best to repair it with as little

A burst water main has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes in north London . Bob Collington, director of Thames Water , said it had been an “extremely difficult week”. He added: “I am personally devastated for those customers who have suffered flooding so close to Christmas.

"There’s no way we can move back in," he said. "We rent so we're going to have to look elsewhere now.

"The water killed my laptop and I use it for work - I’m on a zero hours contract so I have no way of making money until I can get a new laptop which is hard without earning money."

Hackney London Borough Council said it will be opening a rest centre for residents whose homes have been affected.

The council added that Parkwood Primary School in Queens Drive has been closed as it does not have running water.

Matthew Christian, who lives next to Manor House Underground station, told PA: “It's really shocking to see that amount of water flooding the streets with such power that it's ripping up the road and rushing down the street into people's front gardens.

“It's not the kind of thing you expect to see in Finsbury Park on a Tuesday morning in October.

“The water is ankle-deep in some parts. I saw some people coming out of their homes where the water was going in and wading up towards us.”

Karim Traboulsi, who also lives in Queens Drive, told PA that he was woken up by the noise of the water.

He said: “My first thought was 'I probably won't be able to make it to work'.

“Now we're a bit worried about our elderly neighbour in the basement flat.

A Thames Water spokesman said: “We're sorry to any customers affected by our burst main this morning. 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.”

The company said the burst main was causing the following areas to experience low water pressure or a loss of supply: Highbury, Highbury Fields, Canonbury, Kings Cross, Islington, Pentonville, De Beauvoir Town, Hoxton, Camden, Holloway, and parts of Barnsbury and Tufnell Park.

Additional reporting from Press Association.

More than 100 properties suffer flooding from burst water main .
Thames Water said people living in eight properties have been rehoused.Residents had to be evacuated from their homes after the pipe ruptured on Queens Drive in Finsbury Park on Tuesday morning.

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