VIDEO: THE Orford area of Warrington and Sankey Valley Park have been hit by flooding after the Sankey Brook burst its banks, with residents putting out sandbags at 4am today to protect their homes.
The flooding struck after the Environment Agency upgraded a flood alert in Warrington due to heavy rain caused by “Storm Christoph.”
Warrington Borough Council issued sandbags in the Densham Avenue area of Warrington during the night, with the road now closed.
Floodwaters have encroached the gardens of some properties with further rainfall forecast over the next 12 to 24 hours.
Residents were up at 4am putting out sandbags which so far appear to have prevented water from entering homes in the area.
The flood alert issued yesterday, Tuesday, covered the Lingley Green, Great Sankey, Sankey Bridges, Orford, Callands and Burtonwood areas, which remain in force.
A red flood warning for Dallam said: “River levels are forecast to rise at the Higham Avenue river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.
“Consequently, flooding of property is expected. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 to 24 hours.”
Local Cllr Mike Hannon:”This is really disappointing, especially after the recent flood defence works were meant to have fixed the problem.
“History keeps repeating itself in this area every time we have heavy rainfall.
“I really feel for the residents who have been affected and after the work at the local pumping station we need to investigate why this keeps happening.”
If you see a flooded road please do not try to drive through it, you don’t know what debris is under the water or how deep it is, it may take a few minutes more to find an alternative route but it will be safer than getting stuck in the water. #flood #roadsafety pic.twitter.com/QwRErxpTYR
— Warrington Police (@PoliceWarr) January 20, 2021