Flooding update in Fareham

FLOODING Surface water outside the Cob and Pen in Wallington
FLOODING Surface water outside the Cob and Pen in Wallington

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THE storm has continued to batter Fareham, as heavy rain has brought fresh flooding to the area.

There has been some surface flooding outside the Cob and Pen pub, in Wallington, and on nearby Broadcut Roundabout, after the River Wallington swelled to high levels.

Shore Road, in Warsash, also suffered flooding, as did Lower Quay park, in Fareham.

There was also some minor flooding at Delme Roundabout, Fareham.

Fareham East ward Cllr Paul Whittle said: ‘We have very high tides, then if there’s an onshore wind it holds the sea up in Fareham Creek, then of course the rain water run off, that’s three things coming together. That’s what is making it so risky.’

Amber warnings remain in place for coastal flooding and forecasters are predicting 60mph wind along the coast.

Council leader Sean Woodward said: ‘We are monitoring these areas carefully.

‘The tides were very high, although Fareham has so far escaped with nothing too disastrous.

‘It is meant to be pretty grotty over the next couple of days so the council will be posting bulletins on its website.

‘I would advise residents to make sure any drains and gullies are clear to allow surface water to run off, and if necessary, to invest in sandbags. The council does have some that it can help vulnerable people with.’

To contact Fareham Borough Council out of hours call 0800 374485.

To check for updates go to fareham.gov.uk