London Fire Brigade

Flooding - Upper Clapton

02 June 2011

Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to a flooding caused by a burst water main on Northwold Road, Upper Clapton, E5 today. Around 80 metres of road was flooded and 20 houses were affected. Eighteen people left their homes before firefighters arrived at the scene. Firefighters visited all affected homes to check that local people were safe. Firefighters used 200 sandbags to try and prevent water from entering people‚Äôs homes. Staff from the local council were also at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 1354. Thames Water were called to to isolate the water supply and the incident was over by 1634. Firefighters from Stoke Newington and Homerton fire stations were at the scene.