Published:
January 21, 2018
Heavy rain caused surface water flooding in Burnham-On-Sea area

A day of torrential rain caused flooding in the Burnham-On-Sea are on Sunday (January 21st).

A local weather station in Burnham-On-Sea recorded a total of 27mm during the day as an Atlantic weather system headed through the region with large quantities of persistent rainfall.

Brean's South Road, pictured above, was affected by surface water flooding with drivers advised to take extra.

Harp Road next Brent Knoll's Fox and Goose also saw surface flooding, while the Brent House Carvery also saw flooding during the day.

With local rhynes full with rain water, Police advised members of the public to take extra care when travelling around the area due to the risk of flooding with further wet weather due over coming days.

The Met Office had issued a yellow warning for heavy rain in parts of the south west region.

Fire crews were called to Monks Ford in Wookey on Sunday evening where a vehicle had become submersed in approximately 3ft of fast flowing water. The occupants - a 60-year-old lady and 65-year-old gentleman - were initially stuck in waist-deep water but were free and clear of the vehicle when crews arrived. An ambulance was requested to attend both casualties as a precaution since they had been in the water for around 15 minutes and were showing signs of shock.

 


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