UPDATE: Villagers advised to evacuate homes due to floods

Grange Hill in Coggeshall. Pic taken by Lianne Everett

Simon Pownall's home in East Street

First published in Local News
Last updated

Villagers were told to evacuate their homes during the night after the River Blackwater burst its banks.

The Environmental Agency issued a flood warning early on Saturday morning for the River Blackwater from Braintree to Langford, including Coggeshall and Kelvedon.

Flood water seeped inside some houses in East Street and Bridge Street as the river overflowed. 

Father-of-five Simon Pownall, of East Street, was woken up at 5.15am by the Environment Agency advising him to leave.

Within hours water had reached his house.

He said: “It’s a nightmare,” he said.

“What is even worse is our craft studio business operaties from the studio, which is under two inches of water.

“It means the business isn’t going to be operational.”

Flood warnings for the River Blackwater, including Coggeshall and Kelvedon and the River Brain from Black Notley to Witham are no longer in place.

 

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

6:59pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Jamie225 says...

Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer. Jamie225
  • Score: 0

6:59pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Jamie225 says...

Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer. Jamie225
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree