Burnham-On-Sea fire crews were called to remove flood water from a home last night (Monday, December 4th) after a day of heavy rain caused flooding in the area.
Fire crews were called to Burton Row in East Brent, as pictured here, where a home had became surrounded by deep flood water.
“Crews used pumps to remove the floodwater from the property and garden – and move it away to a field to drain away,” said a Burnham-On-Sea fire spokesman. “The home was unfortunately affected by some flooding inside.”
In Brent Knoll, local councillor Bob Filmer and several residents worked to clear a rhyne that had become blocked with debris next to Church Lane.
Large amounts of water overspilled into several gardens before the group managed to unblock the ryhne, pictured below, and the water drained away.
West Huntspill’s Church Road also saw flooding with water completely covering the road surface, as pictured below. It come on a day when near-constant rain fell through the morning and afternoon.
The West Huntspill road has become a regular flooding ‘blackspot’ in recent years due to poor drainage, concerning local residents.
Meanwhile, the children’s play area besides Berrow Green, pictured below, was temporarily closed by the council after Monday’s rain led to surface water flooding around some of the seating and play equipment.
Flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency for Somerset included the River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge.
Brent Street in Brent Knoll was completely covered by surface water in several sections, pictured above, but avoided some of the more serious flooding of previous years.
Berrow’s Coast Road, above, also saw surface flooding as the roadside ditches overspilled in several areas.
Large pools of water were photographed on Burnham’s South Esplanade on Monday evening.
Meanwhile, the Met Office is warning of more heavy rain to come. A new weather system is heading into our area on Thursday (December 7th) – see the forecast below.
Also see: Burnham-On-Sea weather forecast