Monday, May 27, 2024

Thurrock survives the deluge…just

THE RAINS came heavily and fell in floods on Saturday and it kept raining and raining and raining.

Just to the east….Rayleigh Weir looked like a weir…and Southend promenade was also flooded.

All around Thurrock it was a case of drive carefully.

This YT reporter headed to East Thurrock United and saw a large expanse of water on the Orsett Cock roundabout followed by flooded hotspots all along the Stanford Road and through Stanford-le_Hope.

Down at Ship Lane, Thurrock FC were 2-0 down against league leaders VCD Athletic, but with just 15 minutes to go, the referee, abandoned the game.

There was a torrent running down Chadwell Hill that, according to roving photographer Rob Lay looked very dangerous.

It was a shame that events such as the Stanford and Corringham Carnival were hampered but they retired to indoors at the Corringham Village Hall.


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