Sunday, 1 June 2008

Harbour Street Floods

During the other nights thunderstorm 20 mm of rainfall was recorded in half an hour, which is fairly considerable, but not terribly unusual.

In Harbour Street here in Ramsgate the street drains were completely unable to cope and several businesses were flooded, there is talk of some of the businesses engaging in litigation against council for compensation.

I have heard that this was because the pipes used were of too small a bore, I have also heard that some of the storm drains were concreted over, I am not at all clear about the accuracy of all this as we had our own problems with the storm so I didn’t get out and about the day after. Any more information would be appreciated either as a comment or by email.

I am sorry that the picture is of flooding in Canterbury, I really lack good Ramsgate flood pictures.

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