Residents’ flood fears lead to call for action

Rosie Morse and Harvey Stephens are fed up with flooding issues in Station Road. They have both bought sandbags to protect their homes SUS-140411-091540001
Rosie Morse and Harvey Stephens are fed up with flooding issues in Station Road. They have both bought sandbags to protect their homes SUS-140411-091540001

PANICKED residents have turned their road into a ‘carpet of sandbags’ because they fear it will severely flood every time it rains.

tation Road, in Worthing, is constantly overcome by water during stormy weather, causing thousands of pounds-worth of damage to homes and cars.

Residents are calling for various authorities to stop ‘passing the buck’ and resolve the problem.

Rosie Morse, of Station Road, said: “The end of Station Road is a carpet of sandbags. It’s hideous and we shouldn’t have to live like this.”

“We are slowly recovering from the severe flooding in June, which left many properties and gardens damaged. Each time it now rains, we are in fear of a repercussion.”

In June, the road was left resembling a raging river, as its drainage system was overcome.

Julie Mayo was left with a flooded home and garden, which cost several thousand pounds to repair.

“I will never forget that day,” she said.

“Clearly, there are multiple agencies involved and concerted action is required from all of them.”

For the full story, see the Herald, out Thursday, November 6.