Last week we travelled up to the Wirral to attend my nieces wedding and spend a few days with family. I have already placed a couple of posts about the flooding we experienced, due to the exceptionally heavy rains through Tuesday night, and on through Wednesday morning.
We awoke to large puddles filling the road, Millhouse Lane, which was still passable with care.
However, the rains persisted and the water levels continued to rise until Millhouse Lane became impassable, with the large puddles spreading until they joined with each other and with the one in Oakham Drive to form a huge lake.
Before the waters peaked they had spread into Town Meadow Lane which already had a small lake of its own.
The rising waters did eventually breach the garage but, thankfully, the garage floor is a couple of brick runs lower than the ground floor of the house. So, other than a bit of silt deposited on the garage floor, there was no damage to the house.
We were luckier than folks on the other side of Arrowe Brook who were evacuated from their homes after experiencing water levels up to three feet entering their homes. The Arrowe Brook was running exceptionally high and the locals were suggesting that levels were at least twice as bad as they could recall in recent times.
The following are a few of the photo’s that I took around the area until I was trapped indoors due to the rising flood waters.
Our plans had been for us leave in the morning and travel up to Pilling to spend a couple of days with friends. Unfortunately, the flood waters didn’t start to subside until the afternoon ensuring that we didn’t get away until after 16:00.