Romsey residents use wheelie bins to rescue belongings from homes

Daily Echo: Residents pull wheelie bins across Greatbridge Road to retrieve their belongings Residents pull wheelie bins across Greatbridge Road to retrieve their belongings

THE NIGHTMARE continues for exhausted residents whose homes remain underwater this afternoon.

Daily Echo:

Home owners who were evacuated from their houses in Budds Lane, Romsey, yesterday evening, returned to see what belongings could be salvaged.

Packing wheelie bins with anything that was not yet destroyed by the water, families and neighbours rallied round to help.

All of the homes in Budds Lane have been flooded after the River Test breached its banks overnight on Thursday.

Daily Echo:

Greatbridge Road is still closed as the water continues to flow from the fields and across the road, down into Budds Lane.

But while those living here are left to watch helplessly as their homes fill with water, the area has become a bit of a tourist attraction with scores of people turning up to take photos.

One Budds Lane resident, Caroline Egg, was evacuated at 6pm last night but was back to save what she could this morning.

Daily Echo:

She said: "I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. It's absolutely awful.

"There's just nothing we can do. Everything is ruin."

Clive Gardner, who lives on Greatbridge Road, had tried to save his furniture by putting everything up on bricks but by yesterday afternoon it proved futile when water continued to keep pouring in.

Daily Echo:

His garden is under two foot of water, while inside, there's at least a foot of water throughout, leaving his carpets floating.

He said: "I'm a man, so not meant to admit this but I was in tears. Nothing can be done until the water starts going down."

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1:18pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Micle1974 says...

Terrible.
All we keep hearing about on the national tv news is the fields flooding at the Somerset levels.
Why are the MP's not doing more to bring this to the national news and the Houses of Parliament?
Terrible. All we keep hearing about on the national tv news is the fields flooding at the Somerset levels. Why are the MP's not doing more to bring this to the national news and the Houses of Parliament? Micle1974

2:04pm Sat 8 Feb 14

issacchunt says...

MP's can't stop nature, osmosis occours especially after a few prolonged decent summers. We need to get realistic cope and wait for it to stop.

parliament or ITN won't change a thing.
MP's can't stop nature, osmosis occours especially after a few prolonged decent summers. We need to get realistic cope and wait for it to stop. parliament or ITN won't change a thing. issacchunt

2:34pm Sat 8 Feb 14

News Fanatic says...

We will have to consider very carefully where we build houses in future. I am afraid that some people, such as those featured in this report, will have great difficulty selling their homes if they ever want to do so. Insurance in the future will be expensive, if any company is prepared to offer it.
We will have to consider very carefully where we build houses in future. I am afraid that some people, such as those featured in this report, will have great difficulty selling their homes if they ever want to do so. Insurance in the future will be expensive, if any company is prepared to offer it. News Fanatic

3:27pm Sat 8 Feb 14

eurogordi says...

We have built too many houses on natural floodplains and are now paying the penalty. That is definitely something MPs could do something about!!

I really feel for those who have had homes and possessions ruined and destroyed. But many of the road names speak for themselves ... Water Lane, Fishlake Meadows, River Close etc. They don't get these names without reason you know.
We have built too many houses on natural floodplains and are now paying the penalty. That is definitely something MPs could do something about!! I really feel for those who have had homes and possessions ruined and destroyed. But many of the road names speak for themselves ... Water Lane, Fishlake Meadows, River Close etc. They don't get these names without reason you know. eurogordi

3:44pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Richard 51 says...

I'm glad I live in a first floor flat, it may not be much, but it's dry
I'm glad I live in a first floor flat, it may not be much, but it's dry Richard 51

3:47pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Mary80 says...

Nobody is to blame its nature you can't stop the rain unless you put a dome over Hampshire
Nobody is to blame its nature you can't stop the rain unless you put a dome over Hampshire Mary80

9:51pm Sat 8 Feb 14

country bird says...

What an aweful shame for all affected by the floods.
Thinking of you all, so upsetting and unsettling.
What an aweful shame for all affected by the floods. Thinking of you all, so upsetting and unsettling. country bird

9:03am Sun 9 Feb 14

bigfella777 says...

There's only about 4 houses in Budd's lane
There's only about 4 houses in Budd's lane bigfella777

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