‘Nail-biting time’ as Hambledon is threatened by floods

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VILLAGERS in Hambledon are hoping the dry weather stays as the water table rises and floods threaten.

Flood cellars across the Waterlooville village are filling up fast and sandbags have been given out. Though the pumping station is just about able to cope at the moment residents fear more rain could cause real problems.

Tony Higham, chairman of the Flood Action Group, said: ‘The water level is slowly rising. No properties have been flooded out yet but there is water in the cellars. The more dry days we have the levels will drop but it’s biting fingernails time.’