Heavy rain leaves Erith underwater

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Heavy rains and thunder storms last week left Erith shop-owners having to dry out their businesses.

At around 3pm on Thursday (August 14) down-pours caused severe flooding in Fraser Road and Alford Road.

The Londis store on Alford Road was badly affected with employees having to empty water from the shop floor.

A spokesman for the store said: "It started raining very heavily and then the flooding started.

"We had to empty the water from the shop ourselves.

"As soon as the rain stopped it started to go down."

London fire crews attended the scene.

More to follow.

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12:36pm Sun 17 Aug 14

white rabbit9 says...

Weather manipulation.
Weather manipulation. white rabbit9
  • Score: -2

4:24pm Sun 17 Aug 14

madras says...

My sympathy to those affected, but I love the simplicity and matter-of-fact quote from Londis (essentially, it rained, we got wet, it stopped raining, the water went away):

- It started raining very heavily and then the flooding started.
- We had to empty the water from the shop ourselves.
- As soon as the rain stopped it started to go down."
My sympathy to those affected, but I love the simplicity and matter-of-fact quote from Londis (essentially, it rained, we got wet, it stopped raining, the water went away): - It started raining very heavily and then the flooding started. - We had to empty the water from the shop ourselves. - As soon as the rain stopped it started to go down." madras
  • Score: 9

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