Flooding in Havering

Due to the heavy rain that fell last weekend across the borough, Havering experienced some flooding in certain areas.

Parts of Rainham experienced flooding. The Ingrebourne Valley in Hornchurch experienced flooding as it is believed the river there burst its banks near Hacton Lane and Newmarket Way.

Rise Park also experienced some heavy flooding.

In response to this, Councillor Osman Dervish, Havering’s Cabinet Member for Environment, told the Havering Daily:

Our Highways team has been out over the last few days to check that measures put in place to try to prevent flooding is working in the borough. 

Using nearby flood storage areas – which is land able to accept flooded waters during storms – to reduce and divert water, has proved to be successful in preventing flooding in areas such as Frinton Road, Collier Row and Cross Road, Romford, plus Asten Way, where properties suffered flooding in 2016.

There was some localised flooding in areas including the roundabout at Dovers Corner, Rainham, over the weekend and a crew will be on site there tomorrow, to clean and clear the gulleys to help alleviate the level of water and try and reduce further risks should we have more heavy rain.

We will continue to monitor the weather and look to put any further measures into place to keep residents as protected as possible against the risk of floods.”

For information and advice around flooding, visit https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20013/environmental_issues/127/hazards_pollution_and_flooding/8 or the Environment Agency at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Photo credit to Paul Farlam
Photo credit to Anne Marie Ward.

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