11:02AM, Wednesday 08 June 2016
Flooding in Datchet. Credit: Andrew Brotherston
Residents of Winvale and Vale Grove in Slough were forced to leave their homes last night (Tuesday) as torrential rain caused sewage infested water to seep in.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said ‘smelly’ water containing sewage began to flood four sheltered accommodation cottages.
Eight cottages were said to have had water rise up to their thresholds.
A fire crew was called to the scene after a 79-year-old man who uses oxygen equipment called to say he was unable to evacuate on his own.
The fire service added that residents of the cottages had said they are prone to flooding and it happens most years.
- There were also reports of flash flooding in The Crescent, Chalvey, where water levels were rising close to the junction with Chalvey Road East but have now cleared.
- The audience, cast and staff had to evacuate Theatre Royal Windsor last night during the opening performance of One Man, Two Guvnors as water began to enter the venue in Thames Street. Read the full story here.
- Datchet roads flooded in the centre of the village last night by Datchet Green from the Manor Hotel to Datchet Village Pharmacy, but the parish council said it had subsided by this morning.
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