‘It was the worst I have seen for ages’ - Businesses react to coastal flooding
PUBLISHED: 14:01 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:22 10 January 2019
A business owner has described the measures he has to take to protect his workshop from serious damage should there be a flood.
The River Yare surrounds the Riverside Estate in Brundall leaving buildings totally exposed to extreme weather conditions.
Despite the site avoiding fierce destruction this week, a business owner said his workshop was completely flooded.
David Hillburn, of Fencraft, which offers boat hires on the River Yare, described the conditions as the worst he has seen for ages.
“Thankfully we had prepared for the flooding by lifting all the expensive machinery we have off the floor to protect it,” he said.
“It was an inconvenience but we just get use to it.”
Andrew Peachment, director of Nanni, involved in the manufacturing of boats said the floods were part and parcel of working on a site by the river.
He described the effects of this week’s weather as minimal.