Thousands of Sutton homes at risk of flooding with storms to hit tomorrow

Sutton Guardian: Sutton has 2,344 homes at risk of flooding Sutton has 2,344 homes at risk of flooding

More than 2,000 homes in Sutton are at risk of flooding, according to the Environment Agency.

Sutton has 2,344 homes at risk of flooding from swollen waterways, with 148 of then categorised as high risk meaning they have a one in 30 chance of flooding in any given year.

Sutton Guardian:

A map showing the areas at risk of flooding (map: Environment Agency) CLICK TO EXPLORE

The figures, compiled by the Environment Agency, have been released as the London Assembly calls on Mayor Boris Johnson to spend more money on the capital's flood defences following recent heavy rains that have caused chaos across the city.

Murad Qureshi, chairman of the London Assembly's environment committee, said: ""The figures we have obtained from the Environment Agency show far too many homes in London remain at high flood risk.

"The Prime Minister has said that money is no object, so it’s time for the Mayor to cash in that promise and secure the funding necessary to protect those London homes. 

"Current flood defence proposals will only protect a fraction of the homes at high risk."

The figures show 148 homes in Sutton are at high risk, 950 are at medium risk, 1,233 are at low risk and 13 are at very low risk.

The statistics have been released at the area braces itself for a severe storm tomorrow. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for both rain and wind meaning people should be prepared for adverse conditions.


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12:17pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Bill Fairclough says...

What a stupid article! Surely the purpose of a local paper is to inform the community? So which areas are at risk?
What a stupid article! Surely the purpose of a local paper is to inform the community? So which areas are at risk? Bill Fairclough

12:22pm Thu 13 Feb 14

mikko says...

So annoying to read through the article and not find out what areas are at risk.
So annoying to read through the article and not find out what areas are at risk. mikko

1:48pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Kaybert says...

And they probably mean Carshalton but who knows as they haven't given any info? This article is a waste of time with no details
And they probably mean Carshalton but who knows as they haven't given any info? This article is a waste of time with no details Kaybert

2:39pm Thu 13 Feb 14

LiberalsOut says...

Perhaps it would be an idea to publish the street names so people could be prepared????
Perhaps it would be an idea to publish the street names so people could be prepared???? LiberalsOut

4:02pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Binsanity says...

mikko wrote:
So annoying to read through the article and not find out what areas are at risk.
Very informative article and quite easy from the enlarged map to work out location and relevent danger. Well done Guardian, important local issues from our local paper in a time of crisis. I suggest the previous commentators take a trip to specsavers.
[quote][p][bold]mikko[/bold] wrote: So annoying to read through the article and not find out what areas are at risk.[/p][/quote]Very informative article and quite easy from the enlarged map to work out location and relevent danger. Well done Guardian, important local issues from our local paper in a time of crisis. I suggest the previous commentators take a trip to specsavers. Binsanity

6:00pm Thu 13 Feb 14

leapy says...

Misleading article to say the least - scaremongering at best. Not even 150 homes at high risk compared to 2000 in headline. Very shoddy reporting. greates area of risk? - Beddington Farmlands maybe, where there are no houses!
Misleading article to say the least - scaremongering at best. Not even 150 homes at high risk compared to 2000 in headline. Very shoddy reporting. greates area of risk? - Beddington Farmlands maybe, where there are no houses! leapy

10:59pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Krissi says...

Wasn't very clear but in Beddington I'd say that was the Richmond Green area, In Carshalton looks closer to Hackbridge and the Grove Park and in Sutton some of the area at the back of Chaucer Gardens but as you couldn't zoom in quite enough to read road names it is only general but hopefully helpful to anyone who cares enough to look
Wasn't very clear but in Beddington I'd say that was the Richmond Green area, In Carshalton looks closer to Hackbridge and the Grove Park and in Sutton some of the area at the back of Chaucer Gardens but as you couldn't zoom in quite enough to read road names it is only general but hopefully helpful to anyone who cares enough to look Krissi

1:00am Fri 14 Feb 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Waste of time unless the roads under threat are listed.
Waste of time unless the roads under threat are listed. Michael Pantlin

8:09am Fri 14 Feb 14

JimmyC2011 says...

To everyone complaining that the article doesn't say which areas at at risk: THERE'S A BLOODY MAP! Oh, but I forgot - you just like to moan don't you?
To everyone complaining that the article doesn't say which areas at at risk: THERE'S A BLOODY MAP! Oh, but I forgot - you just like to moan don't you? JimmyC2011

9:14am Fri 14 Feb 14

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

JimmyC2011 wrote:
To everyone complaining that the article doesn't say which areas at at risk: THERE'S A BLOODY MAP! Oh, but I forgot - you just like to moan don't you?
The original article didn't have a map link included.

And if you can see a watercourse from your window, you are at risk.
[quote][p][bold]JimmyC2011[/bold] wrote: To everyone complaining that the article doesn't say which areas at at risk: THERE'S A BLOODY MAP! Oh, but I forgot - you just like to moan don't you?[/p][/quote]The original article didn't have a map link included. And if you can see a watercourse from your window, you are at risk. Mr Flange of Wallington

11:51am Fri 14 Feb 14

Fozzie777 says...

This is very poorly researched and written Mike Pyle has done a bad job (again). I saw these figures on my desk yesterday. They do not give road names,just total for London Boroughs and he has extracted that data and written a scaremongering report based on the weather forecast. Typical sensationalist journalism. Sign up at the Environment Agency for flood alerts. There is one for the River Wandle Catchment area today. Here it is. Mike Pyle do your job properly !! Don't scare Sutton residents to keep your advertisers happy.

River levels are expected to rise through this morning and this afternoon in response to persistent and heavy rainfall through today. Between 20 and 30mm is forecast and further isolated showers are likely to continue through to Saturday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. Groundwater levels are high in the area and is maintaining a higher than normal base flows in the river. Property flooding is currently not expected. We are closely monitoring the situation and have teams on the ground working to reduce obstructions and maintain flood defences.
This is very poorly researched and written Mike Pyle has done a bad job (again). I saw these figures on my desk yesterday. They do not give road names,just total for London Boroughs and he has extracted that data and written a scaremongering report based on the weather forecast. Typical sensationalist journalism. Sign up at the Environment Agency for flood alerts. There is one for the River Wandle Catchment area today. Here it is. Mike Pyle do your job properly !! Don't scare Sutton residents to keep your advertisers happy. River levels are expected to rise through this morning and this afternoon in response to persistent and heavy rainfall through today. Between 20 and 30mm is forecast and further isolated showers are likely to continue through to Saturday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. Groundwater levels are high in the area and is maintaining a higher than normal base flows in the river. Property flooding is currently not expected. We are closely monitoring the situation and have teams on the ground working to reduce obstructions and maintain flood defences. Fozzie777

6:15pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Binsanity says...

JimmyC2011 wrote:
To everyone complaining that the article doesn't say which areas at at risk: THERE'S A BLOODY MAP! Oh, but I forgot - you just like to moan don't you?
Exactly, silly old ****.
[quote][p][bold]JimmyC2011[/bold] wrote: To everyone complaining that the article doesn't say which areas at at risk: THERE'S A BLOODY MAP! Oh, but I forgot - you just like to moan don't you?[/p][/quote]Exactly, silly old ****. Binsanity

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