Horton Kirby flooded in Christmas deluge

News Shopper: Franks Lane, Horton Kirby (Picture: SMB Airport Taxis: Twitter) Franks Lane, Horton Kirby (Picture: SMB Airport Taxis: Twitter)

VILLAGES throughout North Kent at risk of flooding were put on standby over the Christmas period.

One of the worst affected villages was Horton Kirby where two drivers were rescued by firefighters on Franks Lane, Horton Kirby on Christmas Eve just after 9.30pm.

Cyclist Cyclist Daniel Walker took on the challenge and attempted cycling on the Dareth Valley Path on Christmas morning.

Sevenoaks District Council staff also working through the night on Christmas Eve to help householders and businesses at risk of flooding.

The council began preparing by filling up sandbags and teams delivered in excess of a thousand sandbags to properties at risk of immediate flooding from the River Eden and the River Darent.

Cllr Peter Fleming, leader of the council, said: “The district was faced with the worst floods in many years.

"We worked through the night with the Edenbridge Emergency Planning Committee, the Environment Agency and Kent County Council to help those at greatest risk of flooding.”

Were you affected by the flooding? Email stories and pictures to melissa.hills@london.newsquest.co.uk

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