Flooding misery continues for Burton Fleming residents

Flooding Around Burton Fleming, and surrounding Area'PA1252-4i'Council decided to turn up
Flooding Around Burton Fleming, and surrounding Area'PA1252-4i'Council decided to turn up

VILLAGERS in Burton Fleming have endured another day of misery as flood water continues to flow through the village.

More than 40 properties have been flooded according to East Riding of Yorkshire Council, while a torrent of water around 18 inches deep has flowed around the main streets in the village, near Bridlington.

Flooding Around Burton Fleming, and surrounding Area'PA1252-4a

Flooding Around Burton Fleming, and surrounding Area'PA1252-4a

More sandbags have now been delivered by the council to try and protect homes, while the fire service and the Environment Agency have been pumping away water from the village. More fire service hoses arrived in the village this afternoon to pump water.

The Gypsey Race which runs through the village burst its banks before Christmas, and the water level continues to rise as rain keeps falling.

Many householders in the village have been bailing out water from their homes and gardens since last weekend.

More rain is forecast for Friday evening, Saturday and early next week.

The Environment Agency said a flood alert was in place and pumps, and that while more rain was forecast most of the intense downpours were expected in the west of the region.

Roads into the village are still closed, including Burton Fleming Road and Grindale Lane.

Keep checking the Free Press website for updates, and pick up a copy of next week’s Free Press for a full report and pictures.

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