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HCL assists in flood stricken Kent

Team Hydro Cleansing to the rescue as Britain is battered by the worst tidal surge in 60 years.

Water being sucked back into the creek at Front Brents in Faversham. Picture: Bess Browning

Water being sucked back into the creek at Front Brents in Faversham. Picture: Bess Browning

Parts of Kent are braced for more potential flooding this afternoon following the worst tidal surge to hit the county in decades.

Workers begin to clear flood water in Faversham. Picture: Michael Maloney

Workers begin to clear flood water in Faversham. Picture: Michael Maloney

About 40 homes Рin Faversham, Sandwich and Strood Рwere submerged when water broke through defences in the early hours, leaving hundreds of people evacuated.

Upper Brents in Faversham is submerged in several feet of water. Picture: Bess Browning

Upper Brents in Faversham is submerged in several feet of water. Picture: Bess Browning

Five of the most severe flood warnings – meaning a possible danger to life – remain in place ahead of a high tide this afternoon that could spark more flooding

Heavy machinery is used to protect coastal areas of Kent

Heavy machinery is used to protect coastal areas of Kent

Several roads were badly flooded in Faversham. Picture: Michael Maloney

Several roads were badly flooded in Faversham. Picture: Michael Maloney

 

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