Homes in Sedgemoor helps flood victims

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TENANTS affected by flooding in Blake Gardens in Bridgwater have received help from Homes in Sedgemoor.

As reported last week, St Saviours Avenue, situated near to the gardens, was partially flooded.

Homes in Sedgemoor said officers responded by visiting the affected homes as soon as damage occurred, to assess it and offer help.

A spokesman said: “Two properties suffered minimal damage to downstairs carpets and remained safe and habitable.

“Tenants were given sandbags as a precautionary measure, and the situation is continuing to be monitored closely.”

Two other homes were flooded and suffered damage. Extra sandbags were delivered, and specialist equipment was arranged to dry out the properties.

The spokesman added: “Electrical checks were also carried out and alternative accommodation was offered and special emergency payments made available to one tenant.

“All Homes in Sedgemoor properties in St Saviours Avenue were affected by clean water, and suffered no permanent structural damage.”

Chief Executive Dawn Lang added: “Flooding is a serious issue and the organisation, working in partnership with Sedgemoor District Council, will do whatever we can to offer assistance to our customers.”

Any tenant affected by flooding is advised to phone 0800 585 360 at any time.

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