Flash flooding leaves Cambridgeshire neighbourhood '2 or 3ft underwater'

Heavy rainfall took its toll on Cambridgeshire this weekend, resulting in flash flooding around the county. One area which was badly impacted by the wet weather was Fulbourn – an area which has become notorious for floods. Locals in Thomas Road, Fulbourn, are concerned about the safety of their homes after the street was left ‘two or three feet underwater’ yesterday (Sunday, October 6).

The flooding hit the area after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning , predicting heavy rain, flash floods and travel disruptions. Jacky Sitton, who is a resident near Thomas Road, said: “The road is about two or three feet under water. A truck has been here for most of the day driving backwards and forwards to drain the area.

“The truck driver said he needs to clear about 21,000 gallons of water. “This is a residential street and it’s horrible for the people who live here. It’s appalling and just really worrying for us all.

“Our house hasn’t been flooded this time but some houses opposite in Roberts Way have”. It’s not the first time the area has been badly flooded. Jackie said: “As this part of Fulbourn is at the end of the water course from the Gog Magog hills, there is a huge influx of water from this every day.

“There used to be a pumping station that removed a million gallons of water from this area every day.

“As this pumping station was closed several years ago, the water now stays in the ground as it has nowhere to go.

“Every time it rains this adds to an already extremely overloaded system”.

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