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Flint streets flood after torrential rain

RESIDENTS in Flint found themselves in deep water after the town was hit by flooding.

Homeowners in Chester Road and Croes Atti Lane saw the streets turn to rivers after torrential rain struck on Sunday.

Town councillor Lorna Jones, who represents the Oakenholt ward, told the Chronicle residents were putting bricks across driveways and sandbags in their doorways to prevent water damaging their homes.

She said: “It came as a total shock. People just weren’t expecting it! One resident who has lived in the area for more than 30 years told me they had never seen anything like it.”

It is thought the flooding was made worse by a branch which had blocked a nearby stream, causing it to overspill.

Cllr Jones said the coastguard and police worked together to divert traffic from the worst-affected areas and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene to pump out some of the water. Coastguard Gary Jones found the branch and cleared the debris from the stream to alleviate the problem.

Cllr Jones added: “No-one could have foreseen this happening, it’s just one of those unfortunate things.

“The force of the torrents has taken away some of the tarmac on Croes Atti Lane and it’s in quite a state.

“As far as I know, no properties were damaged and the flooding cleared in a few hours, so we were lucky in that respect.”