Moreton Flooding


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.

Moreton Floods - Millhouse Lane, towards Town Meadow Lane

Moreton Floods – Millhouse Lane, towards Town Meadow Lane

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.

Moreton Floods - Millhouse Lane Reflections

Moreton Floods – Millhouse Lane Reflections

Before the waters peaked they had spread into Town Meadow Lane which already had a small lake of its own.

Moreton Floods - Millhouse Lane, even travelling at relatively slow speeds pushes a tidal wave into the gardens

Moreton Floods – Millhouse Lane, even travelling at relatively slow speeds pushes a tidal wave into the gardens

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.

Moreton Floods - Millhouse Lane across Town Meadow. View from bedroom window

Moreton Floods – Millhouse Lane across Town Meadow. View from bedroom window

Moreton Floods - Millhouse Lane, Mercedes suffering from a water-logged engine.

Moreton Floods – Millhouse Lane, Mercedes suffering from a water-logged engine.

Moreton Floods - Town Meadow Lane towards Linear Park

Moreton Floods – Town Meadow Lane towards Linear Park

Moreton Floods - Town Meadow Lane towards Bermuda Road

Moreton Floods – Town Meadow Lane towards Bermuda Road

Moreton Floods - Walkies, there's dedication for you

Moreton Floods – Walkies, there’s dedication for you

Moreton Floods - Pillock !! Powered into the flood water even though there is a police car across road. That bow wave rushed into folks gardens.

Moreton Floods – Pillock !! Powered into the flood water even though there is a police car across road. That bow wave rushed into folks gardens.

Moreton Floods - These were the houses featured on local TV

Moreton Floods – View from Millhouse to Tern Way. These were the houses featured on local TV

Moreton Floods - The new lake in front of Linear Way

Moreton Floods – The new lake in front of Linear Park

Moreton Floods - Never miss an opportunity. Local lads take to the water

Moreton Floods – Never miss an opportunity. Local lads take to the water

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.

2 thoughts on “Moreton Flooding

    • I know what you mean. This was as near as I want to get. Initially it was a bit of an adventure but, as the waters reached the back of my sister-in-laws garage, it wasn’t funny any more. I am sorry for those who have been evacuated from there homes. They have been told that it will be 3-6 months before their homes will be fit to live in again.

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