Community halls and a school are being used as emergency shelter as flash floods hit Somerset this evening (June 28).
Photographs on social media show a number of cars stranded as roads turned into rivers in Chard.
The town’s mayor posted on Facebook, urging people to come to the Guildhall if they needed support.
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He said: “Anyone in need of shelter or a hot drink please come to the Guildhall, we will coordinate help and support as much as possible.”
“Anyone who needs help please call 07736 310805.”
And a Holyrood Academy spokesperson said: “If the recent flooding left you with no place to be tonight, we just opened Upper Site Hall. a cup of tea.”
Andrew Dunster, who lives in Tatworth, says he was stranded for three hours.
Chard High Street
He said: “I was on my way to work and got stuck in the B&Q parking lot for three hours.
“There was nowhere to go other than the parking lot, cars were turning all over the place, cars were stuck when you got to Chard from Ilminster before the fire department arrived.
“Thanks to all the emergency services tonight, it all happened so fast I don’t think anyone was expecting it to happen.”
A number of roads were impassable for motorists due to inclement weather today. Crewkerne Road was closed in both directions due to flooding between the A358 and Victoria Avenue.
And motorists were struggling on the A30 in both directions at the Sticklepath exit.
The Met Office’s yellow weather warning is in place until 10 p.m. tonight.
He warned that downpours could lead to prayer on the road and flash flooding.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-28 21:03:54