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Flood-hit residents return home to see damage
FAMILIES forced to evacuate their homes during last night's flooding returned today to survey the damage the water has done to their properties.
Dozens of houses at St Joseph’s Court off Mersey Road, Redcar, had to be evacuated.
Today there was anger and disappointment expressed by residents that a multi million pound tank and sewage system installed just last year did not appear to have helped.
Mersey Road resident Allister Sudron said he knew many people who had been refused insurance and others forced to agree terms of £10,000 excess on their policies because of previous flooding in the area.
Adrian Bramwell, 50, said he and his wife Maria and partially blind dog, Domino, were forced to leave at about 8pm on Friday.
Their house on St Joseph’s Court flooded about seven years ago and that time they did not have insurance, but the couple have managed to secure insurance this time.
Mr Bramwell, a truck driver and grandfather, said: “We felt the floor moving and knew we had to get out. Last time we were out for three months and it looks like at least that his time. We won’t be here for Christmas.
“We’ve pulled up the carpets to tryand stop the smell coming, but it’s awful seeing your home devastated like this.”
Elsewhere, a footbridge on Saltburn sea front has been cordoned off after being damaged during the flooding.
In Skinningrove, a bridge collapse at Mill Lane, caused damage to a gas main.
A statement from Northern Gas Networks said: "Our on-site engineers have been in attendance overnight carrying out emergency repairs. It has been necessary to close Mill Lane whilst work is carried out.
"We are working hard to ensure the repair is carried out as quickly as possible.
“We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience and we thank our customers for their patience.”
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