IN PICTURES: Wellies, waterproofs and dinghies help residents cope with flooding

Watford Observer: Flooding in Arthur Street, Bushey. Picture by David McGovern. Flooding in Arthur Street, Bushey. Picture by David McGovern.

Wellington boots, waterproofs and the odd dinghy helped residents cope with the severe flooding that affected parts of south west Hertfordshire at the weekend.

Roads and homes were affected by the deluge as rivers and drains became overwhelmed by heavy rainfall last week.

In Valley Walk, Croxley, residents faced a nervous wait was water flooded into their gardens and headed towards their properties.

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Gardens in Valley Walk: Picture by Geoff Roberts.

Firefighters spend most of the weekend pumping water out of Park Road, Rickmansworth, which became inundated on Friday, and the road did not reopen until Yesterday.

Elsewhere in Three Rivers, residents managed to brave the flooding to take a weekend amble around a waterlogged aquadrome.

In Watford, Lower High Street and Water Lane looked more like ponds and water seeped into nearby Tesco Extra’s car park.

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Dinghy ride down Arthur Street, Bushey. Picture by David McGovern.

Arthur Street, in Bushey was so badly flooded  residents were able to take to the water in a rubber dinghy.

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12:44pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Cuetip says...

As more rain is expected, it’s really reassuring to see the way people are asking, checking to see how their friends and relatives are affected by the heavy rain. This country has a long history of community cooperation when people are faced physical challenges and we rely on the support of others even if it’s just a phone call. Let’s hope this sense of community cohesiveness is still there long after the river levels have fallen.
As more rain is expected, it’s really reassuring to see the way people are asking, checking to see how their friends and relatives are affected by the heavy rain. This country has a long history of community cooperation when people are faced physical challenges and we rely on the support of others even if it’s just a phone call. Let’s hope this sense of community cohesiveness is still there long after the river levels have fallen. Cuetip

10:10pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Oxhey-Moron says...

Cuetip wrote:
As more rain is expected, it’s really reassuring to see the way people are asking, checking to see how their friends and relatives are affected by the heavy rain. This country has a long history of community cooperation when people are faced physical challenges and we rely on the support of others even if it’s just a phone call. Let’s hope this sense of community cohesiveness is still there long after the river levels have fallen.
Amen to that! There really should be more of a community spirit in most places around the country, it always takes bad things for it to come out! I'd like to think that it's more due to everyone having more on their plate, compared to yesteryear...
[quote][p][bold]Cuetip[/bold] wrote: As more rain is expected, it’s really reassuring to see the way people are asking, checking to see how their friends and relatives are affected by the heavy rain. This country has a long history of community cooperation when people are faced physical challenges and we rely on the support of others even if it’s just a phone call. Let’s hope this sense of community cohesiveness is still there long after the river levels have fallen.[/p][/quote]Amen to that! There really should be more of a community spirit in most places around the country, it always takes bad things for it to come out! I'd like to think that it's more due to everyone having more on their plate, compared to yesteryear... Oxhey-Moron

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