May 21 2013 Latest news:
Alex Hurrell, Reporter
Monday, March 11, 2013
Help is again on its way to Happisburgh where Whimpwell Street residents have spent the weekend struggling to protect properties from flooding.
A Norfolk County Council tanker spent from 8.30pm last night until 3.30am today trying to pump water off the road and out of a pond after a holiday home in the street flooded.
A second council tanker had also spent four hours at the scene yesterday, according to county councillor Paul Morse, who was among those who rang the council for help over the weekend and again today. But he said this morning: “We’re back to square one. I have been told that another crew is on its way.”
Water was continuing to pour off the surrounding fields and could not escape down a drain in nearby Lighthouse Close because it was blocked by tree roots, said Mr Morse.
Parish council chairman Glen Berry said he and other Happisburgh residents were doing their best to clear the drain to ease the situation.
The waterlogged house is owned by a couple from Essex who are in their 80s and were not staying in the cottage at the time.
Mr Berry and a team of neighbours spent much of the weekend trying to protect homes by clearing water away.
Police in Norwich have launched an investigation after a woman claimed in a tweet she had knocked a cyclist off their bike.
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