Did you suffer flooding like this?

Flooding in Cheltenham

We’d like a definitive list of every property affected

The flood waters may have gone, the tap water may be almost back to normal, we’ve all come through the other side. Surprisingly, the one thing we do not have is a definitive list of all the properties affected by the flood. Some had a trickle inside, some were completely gutted, it’s important that we know who was affected. We have a list of all the calls we received for advice and sandbags – but it is not comprehensive.

If your property was damaged, it would be very helpful if you could email us, giving the address of the property, your name, and contact details including a daytime telephone number and forwarding address (if appropriate). We will contact you and arrange to visit you at the flood-damaged property.

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4 Responses to “Did you suffer flooding like this?”


  1. 1 Richard Tyler 7 August 2007 at 3:20 pm

    Hi, great site. It might also be worth asking for residents to list business premises hit by the floods. I spent Monday morning with John Hutton, Secretary of State for Business and Enterprise, walking around the Newtown Trading Estate in Tewkesbury, and what was clear was that the Government and the South West Regional Development Agency have no clear idea about how many businesses have been hit and what the long term economic impact the floods will have on the region. I’ve just blogged on one aspect of the visit at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/yourbusiness
    Richard

  2. 2 Ernest Engle 8 August 2007 at 11:29 am

    An open letter to the citizens, civil service managers, and political leaders of the United Kingdom:

    It is common knowledge that flooding causes more loss of life and damage to property than any other natural disaster. Although the UK is suffering an extraordinary flooding event at this time, one can rest assured that it will happen again, and in the meantime many less extraordinary flooding cycles will occur.

    Because flooding is typically a seasonal event, it is predictable, and thus Emergency Preparedness measures can be effected by a caring and alert government. There is no excuse for the magnitude of property destruction currently being imposed upon the citizens and business owners of the UK. Much could have been prevented

    Although sandbagging is not a certain cure, when properly executed a sandbagging system can greatly reduce the amount of destruction of life and property. A proper sandbagging system needs to assure the availability of properly filled sandbags, in adequate quantities, at the proper time, and at the right location.
    Too often community sandbagging programs become a text book example of “too few, too late”, and “the wrong place, at the wrong time”.

    Our Automated Sandbagging Machine along with a sound Emergency Preparedness Program will greatly reduce flood damage. Unfortunately, local and State governments feign lack of budget to purchase equipment and perform proper Emergency Preparedness, yet they always seem to find requisite funds for reconstruction. Consider purchase and strategic placement of our Automated Sandbagging Machines in the flood plain areas of the UK.

    Our Automated Sandbagging Machines delivers 1,100 filled and sewn-closed sandbags per hour with but one person operating the machine. The machine uses wet or dry, sand, aggregate, gravel, dirt, or small rocks.
    The machine is fully mobile. Because our machine fills each bag with an equal amount and the bags are sewn-closed, they stack higher and effect a more watertight barrier than does hand filled and tied-end bags.
    Please contact me for more information, and go to our web page (below) to view a video clip demonstration.

    Thank you,
    Ernie Engle

    Ernest E. Engle
    President & CEO
    Emergency Preparedness Resources, LLC
    3401 Muriel Lane
    Bensalem PA 19020
    215-245-7565
    215-245-8628(fax)
    215-704-7778(cell)
    autosandbag@aol.com

    Please view our automated sandbag system presentation at http://www.ensorequipment.com

  3. 3 cheltenhamboroughcouncil 8 August 2007 at 11:33 am

    Err… thanks Ernie 🙂

  4. 4 cheltenhamboroughcouncil 10 August 2007 at 12:20 pm

    In response to Richard above…thanks Richard, we’re already on foot around the town gathering together information on which businesses were directly affected by the flood. We’re offering support and advice where we can, and helping those who are eligible for the business recovery fund. Rightly, your article focuses on Tewkesbury, in some places the devastation there was total. We’re getting anecdotal evidence from some of our staff helping asses the situation in Tewkesbury and the outlying villages and the stories are distressing. The majority of Cheltenham businesses didn’t suffer with direct flooding, but have been, and are still suffering from the consequences of the flooding, including lack of water and lack of business.


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