Flood warning for for Carshalton, Beddington and Hackbridge lifted

Sutton Guardian: A picture of the swollen Wandle in Carshalton taken by Vicky Gentry A picture of the swollen Wandle in Carshalton taken by Vicky Gentry

A flood warning covering parts of Carshalton, Beddington and Hackbridge has been lifted following last week's storms.

The Environment Agency had warned people living in areas near the Wandle to be prepared for flooding but that has been lifted now that the water table has started to recede.

The warning was put in place last week as heavy rains caused the Wandle to swell, spilling into Carshalton High Street and flooding parts of the BedZed estate in Hackbridge.

More than 2,000 homes had been identified as being at various levels of risk but that has now abated.

Sutton Guardian:

A map showing the areas of Sutton that were considered to be at risk

Storms on Friday night and Saturday wreaked havoc across the borough, felling 36 trees and damaging 16 others.

Sutton Guardian:

Flooding in Hackbridge

But weather forecasters say, although some rain is predicted this week, we have seen the last of the severe storms for now.


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12:36pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Does that mean I can now enter the Hackbridge end gate of Beddington Park without water up to my ankles?
Does that mean I can now enter the Hackbridge end gate of Beddington Park without water up to my ankles? Michael Pantlin

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