Marlow flood victim heaps praise on firefighters' efforts

Bucks Free Press: Firefighters battle the floodwater in Garnet Court, Marlow Firefighters battle the floodwater in Garnet Court, Marlow

A RESIDENT forced out of his Marlow home by floodwater has praised firefighters for the “incredible” job they have been doing in battling to keep residents safe.

Garnet Court was badly struck by the rising waters and has seen a week-long pumping operation from members of Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue who have fought to keep the homes dry.

43-year-old Jeremy Chinn, who lives in the cul-de-sac with his wife and three children, has been forced to look for temporary accommodation after floodwater rose up through his floorboards.

But the stoical Marlovian, who helped throw a barbeque for firefighters during their last stint in the street, once again praised their mammoth efforts.

He said: “We’re going to have to move out for a while sadly, but thankfully most of the other houses have been saved.

“Firefighters have been using my back garden as a pumping station, they used my kids’ Wendy house as a filter.

“They have been unbelievable. If they had got there much later it could have been a lot worse for a lot of people. The guys have saved almost every single person in Garnet Court.

“They were fantastic, they couldn’t have done any more than they did. What they are doing is incredible.

“I don’t know how long we are going to be out until, it depends how long it takes to dry out. It could be months.”

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