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Edenbridge suffers the misery of Flooding
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Not only has many parts of Britain seen and felt the damage to their property, with thousands of homes being completely flooded, and their many possessions ruined, left many of these ones in complete despair, as many were with-out any home insurance to cover and pay for the flood damage caused.
Recently Edenbridge, especially near the river and that immediate area was on the brink of major flooding disaster, as residents near-by saw the river once again in full flow and bursting its banks reaching the top of the archway on the town bridge!
Many local shopkeepers along the High Street, and in different parts of the town took precautionary measures by piling sandbags along their shop and house doorways, as the water continued to rise.
All of them were seriously concerned, in a desperate hope that the sandbags would halt the flooding of their shops and homes. Unfortunately, shops near the bridge just could not stop the water entering and flooding the downstairs.
The Co-op car park was flooded, and the newer houses opposite, the water came up to the defence barrier, threatening the whole housing estate there.
But the local residents and friends tried their very best coming to the rescue digging -out more soil from the barrier and piling higher in parts that were weakening and beginning to allow the water through.
Lingfield Road residents of Paradise Row saw the water increasing in height, and fearful of their homes being flooded pack sandbags all along their doorways.
The recreation ground was completely under water, flooding all the rugby and football pitches.
It was a very luck escape for many, as the waters slowly subsided as the murderous rainstorms began to ease, therefore allowing the river water to eventually flow down through the barriers which were fully opened further down the River Eden.
The meteorologists still predict heavy rain to come, but all those in Edenbridge that have been flooded and very nearly were, are hoping and praying for a respite from any more rain!

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Thanks Louise.

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