Wells emerges unscathed

Wells has emerged unscathed from the flooding despite suffering some of the worst conditions in more than 10 years.This morning residents venturing out to inspect the damage to homes and businesses were pleasantly surprised to discover there was no devastation.

Wells has emerged unscathed from the flooding despite suffering some of the worst conditions in more than 10 years.

This morning residents venturing out to inspect the damage to homes and businesses were pleasantly surprised to discover there was no devastation.

While the high tide flooded the quayside car park including the 4ft 6in railings, it only partly covered the main road leaving shops untouched, with even the wooden car park hut confirmed as being safe.

Towards the east of the town roads near the quay were completely submerged but no cars or people were trapped.

Wells harbourmaster, Bob Smith, said: “We've escaped pretty much unscathed. We were well prepared and battened down everything. There was plenty of warning.

“We've not had any damage. But we haven't had time to go down to the beach huts and survey there.

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“I'm not too worried about the next high tide. Just glad we've got this one out of the way. It's the worst I've seen since 1993.”

tThe next high tide will be at 6.30pm tonight.

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