Wirral flooding: Homes evacuated as water levels rise
2 September 2015
From the section Liverpool
Heavy flooding has caused major disruption in Wirral
Up to a hundred homes have been flooded in Wirral, forcing dozens of residents from them, after “a month’s rain fell in 48 hours”.
People living near Dibbinsdale Brook in Moreton said their properties were “under eight inches of water” after a stream burst its banks.
Roads have also flooded in Bebington, Heswall, Neston and Bromborough.
Housing association Magenta Living said 28 “families, couples and individuals” have had to leave their homes.
Brian Simpson, chief executive of Magenta Living, said Maryland Lane Community Centre had been opened as a crisis centre, and local shops were providing supplies, including meals.
He said staff were working to find suitable accommodation for those who needed it.
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