crews called to flooded homes after torrential rain hits Burnham
fire crews were called to help residents deal with several flooding
incidents after torrential rain swept through the area on Tuesday
Summer storms briefly left
several inches of rain water on streets in Burnham town centre,
as pictured here.
Burnham-On-Sea fire crews were called to Knightstone Court in
Highbridge Road, Burnham after water had gone through a roof and
into the property's electrical system. Crews helped to halt the
another incident on Tuesday afternoon, Burnham fire crews were
also called to Vine Cottage Chiropodist Practice in Burnham's
Oxford Street where surface water had entered the property, causing
Meanwhile, residents in Burnham living either side of the lane
between Lynton Road and Abingdon Street also saw flooding, caused
by the poor state of blocked drains, as pictured on the right.
They are calling on Somerset County Council to address the problem.
"We were flooded after Tuesday's heavy rainfall - the back
door leading into the kitchen had water gushing in and the drains
all down the lane behind Lynton Road were blocked," resident
Clare Hunter told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Residents say the same happened in mid-July when another thunderstorm
hit the area.
"We were flooded all along the lane, and again water was
rushing into our back yard and those of the other residents in
"This has been an ongoing problem for far too long. Elderly
residents along the street have been unable to stop the water
reaching further into their homes and damaging their possessions
and it has gone far enough."