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Heavy downpours sees flooding in Sandwich and Deal

Heavy downpours have swept the district this afternoon, leading to flooding in Sandwich and Deal.

Moat Sole in Sandwich is under one and a half foot of water, right up to the front door of the Red Cow.

The nearby mini roundabout has also flooded and the road by the Guildhall in Cattle Market.

Flooding is right up to the front door of the Red Cow in Sandwich
Flooding is right up to the front door of the Red Cow in Sandwich

Bar manager of the Red Cow, Kurt King said: "Nobody has come out, we have informed them, we have also informed Highways Agency. It has happened about once a year so far."

In 2014, Moat Sole was flooded with a foot of water which dampened the spirit of the Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival.

Moat Sole was attended at 2.30pm today, but Mr King explained that the water had already drained away by then.

In Deal, Albert Road residents, who have been continuously battling against floods, are being informed and advised by Southern Water to put in place any flood mitigation devices.

Flooding in Moat Sole
Flooding in Moat Sole

Southern Water spokesman Calie Rydings said: “Due to the prediction of potentially heavy rain crossing over the Deal area today, we have decided to implement the Albert Road Emergency Action Plan, purely as a precautionary measure.

“Our teams attended Golf Road Wastewater Pumping Station yesterday to ensure all is running smoothly and to undertake a number of checks ahead of the predicted rain.

“Residents are currently being informed and advised to put in place any additional flood mitigation devices which have been installed at their properties.

“Our teams will be working around the clock to deal with any issues which may arise.”

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