Lower Hall Lane in Chingford under 60cm of water overnight

Rescue boat in Lower Hall Lane.

Rescue boat in Lower Hall Lane.

First published in Waltham Forest
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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Flooding forced rescue crews to use an inflatable boat to reach residents last night.

Police officers went door to door in Lower Hall Lane in Chingford last night at about 3am to reassure residents while firefighters put down sandbags around an electrical station as a precaution.

Water from the river reached a depth of 60cm at its height but the level has now dropped, according to the fire brigade.

No properties were directly affected.

 

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11:09am Sat 8 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

The River
The River Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

11:26am Sat 8 Feb 14

myopinioncounts says...

I wonder if the blocked drains that the fire service alleged contributed to the depth of the last flooding in this road had been cleared?
I wonder if the blocked drains that the fire service alleged contributed to the depth of the last flooding in this road had been cleared? myopinioncounts
  • Score: 1

11:50am Sat 8 Feb 14

Jemma Hemsted says...

myopinioncounts

This has nothing to do with the drains, I am told by the police that as last time this has been caused by Thames Water not opening the sluice gate in time. It is outrageous that residents of Mandeville Court & Lower Hall Lane have been made to suffer yet again due to their gross incompetance. I will be taking this up with the Council first thing Monday morning.
myopinioncounts This has nothing to do with the drains, I am told by the police that as last time this has been caused by Thames Water not opening the sluice gate in time. It is outrageous that residents of Mandeville Court & Lower Hall Lane have been made to suffer yet again due to their gross incompetance. I will be taking this up with the Council first thing Monday morning. Jemma Hemsted
  • Score: 1

12:06pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Jemma Hemsted wrote:
myopinioncounts

This has nothing to do with the drains, I am told by the police that as last time this has been caused by Thames Water not opening the sluice gate in time. It is outrageous that residents of Mandeville Court & Lower Hall Lane have been made to suffer yet again due to their gross incompetance. I will be taking this up with the Council first thing Monday morning.
You should close the lock gates an flower the juice gates once the narrowboat has gone through the lock. Conserve water a must. As for THames Water they are a law unto themselves, make any old excuse to divert blame. The alter the water tables without telling anyone and you end up knee deep in water, we live on an island and I am honestly now thinking of getting a second hand dingy or canoe off of ebay just in case as there seems to be more on way.
[quote][p][bold]Jemma Hemsted[/bold] wrote: myopinioncounts This has nothing to do with the drains, I am told by the police that as last time this has been caused by Thames Water not opening the sluice gate in time. It is outrageous that residents of Mandeville Court & Lower Hall Lane have been made to suffer yet again due to their gross incompetance. I will be taking this up with the Council first thing Monday morning.[/p][/quote]You should close the lock gates an flower the juice gates once the narrowboat has gone through the lock. Conserve water a must. As for THames Water they are a law unto themselves, make any old excuse to divert blame. The alter the water tables without telling anyone and you end up knee deep in water, we live on an island and I am honestly now thinking of getting a second hand dingy or canoe off of ebay just in case as there seems to be more on way. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -5

12:36pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

If the properties were not affected, why did residents need rescuing? Surely they could have just gone upstairs for a bit?
If the properties were not affected, why did residents need rescuing? Surely they could have just gone upstairs for a bit? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

12:44pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Jemma Hemsted says...

Villagecranberry

Some of us live in ground floor flats.....
Villagecranberry Some of us live in ground floor flats..... Jemma Hemsted
  • Score: 8

12:48pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Jemma Hemsted wrote:
Villagecranberry

Some of us live in ground floor flats.....
Do you not get on with neighbours who live above? They would not have got many in that boat. Sounds like it was a good excuse to blow the boat up and have a row. Were the buildings affected pray?
[quote][p][bold]Jemma Hemsted[/bold] wrote: Villagecranberry Some of us live in ground floor flats.....[/p][/quote]Do you not get on with neighbours who live above? They would not have got many in that boat. Sounds like it was a good excuse to blow the boat up and have a row. Were the buildings affected pray? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -5

6:27pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Thunderbird4 says...

Villagecranberry - if the boat was blown up, there would be no boat to row. Have I got the wrong end of the paddle and talking rowlocks?
Villagecranberry - if the boat was blown up, there would be no boat to row. Have I got the wrong end of the paddle and talking rowlocks? Thunderbird4
  • Score: -3

11:31pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Thunderbird4 wrote:
Villagecranberry - if the boat was blown up, there would be no boat to row. Have I got the wrong end of the paddle and talking rowlocks?
No you have not but my personal feeling is that the fire fighters thought it was a great idea to blow up the boat and embroider their CV entitled

'Adrift on an ice floe'
[quote][p][bold]Thunderbird4[/bold] wrote: Villagecranberry - if the boat was blown up, there would be no boat to row. Have I got the wrong end of the paddle and talking rowlocks?[/p][/quote]No you have not but my personal feeling is that the fire fighters thought it was a great idea to blow up the boat and embroider their CV entitled 'Adrift on an ice floe' Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

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