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Firefighters from Deal pumped out six inches of flood water from two bungalows in East Studdal last night.

13 February 2014
by Eleanor Perkins

Firefighters from Deal pumped out six inches of flood water from two bungalows in East Studdal, last night.

Kent Fire and Rescue

Kent Fire and Rescue

The two families living in Homestead Lane in East Studdal became flood victims as water from the fields behind them ran into their homes.

Firefighters diverted the water using their main pump, from 5.30pm until 8pm.

Watch Manager Dave Potter said: “Obviously there is no upstairs for them to go to.

"The water has run right through their homes and has caused significant damage.”

Dover District Council attended the scene. A representative arrived around 6pm. A pick up truck loaded with sandbags arrived moments later.

Firefighters managed to stop water entering a third bungalow by creating a wall with sandbags.

Unfortunately, the three bungalows remain at risk of more flooding as the dampened weather continues.

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