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Flooding in the North

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Flooding in the North

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Residents banded together and rescued three people after heavy flooding in the north of the island this evening.

Firefighters were called out to assist a couple in a house in St Peter, while police and residents pulled a driver from a flooded out maxi taxi.

The downpour was as a result of light winds, high moisture levels and strong afternoon heating which caused a build-up of convective clouds over the north, the Met Office reported.

An English couple panicked after their basement at Gibbes Glades, St Peter was flooded out and the house surrounded by water. However, with the help of the fire officers, police and residents, the water was pumped off.

A man driving in the Heywoods, St Peter area was rescued unhurt from his maxi taxi which was caught along the flooded road. It took the police and residents, some effort but they eventually pulled him to safety from the flooded out vehicle.

Met official said that there is a likely chance the same could occur tomorrow if similar conditions prevail. (AC)