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Sheppey floods: More woe for Minster family following heavy rains

Mandy Beeton with the flooded sewerage drain outside her home in Minster
Mandy Beeton with the flooded sewerage drain outside her home in Minster

Saturday's heavy rain has resulted in more flooding woe for a Minster family.

Mandy and Wayne Beeton were badly hit by Friday's storm when sewerage flooded out of drains, through their toilet and into their home.

At 3am Sunday they were woken by a loud rumbling sound which indicated the drain was overflowing again.

The couple have had the problem for the past six years at their Oak Lane home.

Mrs Beeton, who celebrated her 40th birthday yesterday, says they are due to meet with Southern Water on Wednesday to discuss the problem.

Everytime the drain overflows, excrement floods into their house - leading the couple to fear for the health of their children James, 10, and Mason, five.

In the past, they have found sanitary towels and even goldfish in their home from the drains.

Mrs Beeton said: "The smell is unreal; we've been fighting to get this sorted for the past six years now."

While being interviewed over the phone by the Times Guardian, the rumbling sound of the drain could be clearly heard in the background.

For more on Friday's flooding on the Island - including a picture gallery click here.

Don't miss this coming week's Times Guardian for the full story.

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