More rainfall, more flooding danger as sea cadets seek temporary headquarters

More rainfall, more flooding danger as sea cadets seek temporary headquarters

Flooded: The sea cadet headquarters

New map: The flooding danger

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

River levels could rise further as more rain is due to fall across the borough today.

Heavy rain is expected throughout the day and showers are expected to continue tomorrow, with a number of flood warnings still in place borough-wide.

A severe flood warning, the highest warning which means there is a danger to live, continues to stay in place for Hamm Court and Dorney Grove, Weybridge.

Flood warnings, the second highest warning, remain in place for the River Thames at East and West Molesey, Hurst Park, Walton, Desborough Island, Xcel Leisure Centre, Walton Bridge, Thames Ditton and Thames Ditton Island.

Property flooding near to the river is expected to continue, the Environment Agency said.

On the other side of Walton Bridge at Shepperton, homes have been evacuated as floodwater continues to rise.

The Sunbury and Walton sea cadets are appealing for help from residents after flood water began to creep into their base in Penny Lane, Shepperton.

Aaron Clarke from the sea cadets said: “We are being flooded from all angles. Shepperton Marina is behind us - it burst its banks and we were flooded from behind. To the front, the Thames has spilled its bank too.

“The unit is under about 5-8 inches of water throughout. Additionally, the lane is so flooded as to be impassable.

“Once the water recedes, it will be a big job to make the building safe and ready for use. We could potentially be out of action for a couple of months.”

Mr Clarke said the unit wanted to continue to run and are willing to “sofa surf” and run from different locations while they sort out the building.

  • Anyone who can help the sea cadets should email co_blackswan@yahoo.co.uk For more information, visit environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods.

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