February 9, 2009
Home saved from rising flood
water by Burnham-On-Sea fire crews
fire crews used water pumps to remove hundreds of gallons of flood
water that threatened to swamp a home at Watchfield on Monday
evening (February 9th).
rain and melting snow from nearby fields surrounded the property
near the Watchfield Inn, as pictured here.
Alistair Gordon had desperately tried keeping the rising waters
at bay, but when his two pumps failed, he dialled 999 to call
Gordon told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'd tried pumping the water
away myself, but it was rising too fast and when both my pumps
failed, I realised I had to get the fire crew here very quickly."
fire engine from Burnham-On-Sea was called to the scene with a
full crew of firefighters onboard.
a powerful water pump, they removed the knee-deep water and piped
it across the B3139 into nearby ditches. Mr Gordon added: "I'm
very grateful to the fire crew - they did a superb job."
firemen at the scene of Monday's flooding in Watchfield
owner Alistair Gordon was grateful for the swift response