RESIDENTS of Wallington have praised flood defences that kept them dry despite a wall threatening to break.
The defences were deployed on around 50 houses following a warning from the Environment Agency.
A wall that runs along north Wallington developed three cracks when the flood water was at its highest on Thursday.
Leader of Fareham Borough Council Sean Woodward said: ‘The wall has been bolstered with sandbags and when this wet weather has passed we will be making repairs to make it safe.’
Ward Cllr Paul Whittle said: ‘We’re all extremely glad that we had invested in the flood defences.’
The River Wallington and the River Alver have both now receded.