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Homes and offices have been flooded,residents evacuated from houses and tens of thousands of pounds of damage has been reported after two tidal surges hit the district.
Sandwich, which was last night deemed at serious risk by the Environment Agency, saw the rapidly rising water peak at the Quay at 2pm this morning. The flood barrier was breached at Gazen Salts at 12.47am, spilling over the nature reserve and on to Richborough Road, Ash Road and Strand Street.
Part of the Secret Gardens of Sandwich is still under water with the bottom of the garden turning into a lake.
They felt the financial damage the most, with head gardener Steve Edney reporting tens of thousands of pounds of damage to machinery and thousands of hours of hard work ruined There are floating plants and a bridge that was swept across the garden.
This morning, the Quay park is still under water as well as the usually grassy Bulwarks.
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