Marlow floods in pictures

Bucks Free Press: Firefighter pump water away from Pound Lane - pic by Anita Ross-Marshall Firefighter pump water away from Pound Lane - pic by Anita Ross-Marshall

FIREFIGHTERS worked around the clock to pump water away from flood-affected homes in Marlow.

Some residents were last night forced to leave their homes as flood water continued to rise in the riverside town.

Crews from High Wycombe, Marlow, Stokenchurch, Beaconsfield, Amersham and Great Missenden have been working in shifts since Thursday afternoon to pump water away from the worst affected areas, which includes Garnet Court, Pound Lane and St Peter Street.

Firefighters said surface water is not draining away quickly enough from Garnet Court, where residents are experiencing their second flood in four weeks.

Station Manager Dean Elliott said: "Even though these properties are defended by a large number of sandbags, many of the homes would suffer considerable damage without the continuous pumping of water by fire crews around the clock."

Last night crews from Marlow, High Wycombe and Stokenchurch were working in shifts to prevent floodwater from entering two riverside properties in St Peter Street - one of which has a basement.

Marlow currently has an Environment Agency flood warning in place, meaning action is required to as flooding is expected.

All photos by Anita Ross-Marshall.

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8:54am Mon 10 Feb 14

Welwyn Dowd says...

If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.
If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened. Welwyn Dowd

10:12am Mon 10 Feb 14

am i the only sane one says...

Welwyn Dowd wrote:
If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.
so ukip can stop the weather now? racist cr*p yet again
[quote][p][bold]Welwyn Dowd[/bold] wrote: If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.[/p][/quote]so ukip can stop the weather now? racist cr*p yet again am i the only sane one

10:49am Mon 10 Feb 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

Welwyn Dowd wrote:
If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.
Yet people voted for Labour for 13 years, then a Tory-dem coalition and it did happen.
[quote][p][bold]Welwyn Dowd[/bold] wrote: If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.[/p][/quote]Yet people voted for Labour for 13 years, then a Tory-dem coalition and it did happen. Ivor'sbestfriend

1:29pm Mon 10 Feb 14

stevet123 says...

am i the only sane one wrote:
Welwyn Dowd wrote:
If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.
so ukip can stop the weather now? racist cr*p yet again
person maybe meant that a lot of money would have been available, for the EA, to put up flood defenses, EA more likely set up so the current Government can blame someone and not themselves, Tory tactic elect someone who is not a Tory to be in charge of EA, now everyone wants Lord Smith to resign, why should he, as most people say cut aid to other countries, put the money in to areas in England where they are most needed, IE: Hospitals, flood defenses, etc, and now we see Army Navy working in Tory safe seats, Cameron and his merry men of thieves are so out of touch, well not out of touch they enjoy recreating a massive divide between people, and what in it for there own rich supporters as i write yet more rain,
[quote][p][bold]am i the only sane one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Welwyn Dowd[/bold] wrote: If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.[/p][/quote]so ukip can stop the weather now? racist cr*p yet again[/p][/quote]person maybe meant that a lot of money would have been available, for the EA, to put up flood defenses, EA more likely set up so the current Government can blame someone and not themselves, Tory tactic elect someone who is not a Tory to be in charge of EA, now everyone wants Lord Smith to resign, why should he, as most people say cut aid to other countries, put the money in to areas in England where they are most needed, IE: Hospitals, flood defenses, etc, and now we see Army Navy working in Tory safe seats, Cameron and his merry men of thieves are so out of touch, well not out of touch they enjoy recreating a massive divide between people, and what in it for there own rich supporters as i write yet more rain, stevet123

1:50pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Me, just me says...

Welwyn Dowd wrote:
If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.
No, this person is referring to the whole story about if UKIP were voted in then gay marriage wouldn’t be legalised and therefore god wouldn’t have sent the floods. Google the story. Its ridiculous
[quote][p][bold]Welwyn Dowd[/bold] wrote: If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.[/p][/quote]No, this person is referring to the whole story about if UKIP were voted in then gay marriage wouldn’t be legalised and therefore god wouldn’t have sent the floods. Google the story. Its ridiculous Me, just me

12:10am Tue 11 Feb 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Me, just me wrote:
Welwyn Dowd wrote:
If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.
No, this person is referring to the whole story about if UKIP were voted in then gay marriage wouldn’t be legalised and therefore god wouldn’t have sent the floods. Google the story. Its ridiculous
I assumed Mr Dowd (I take it he is a gentleman and not a lady) was having a little joke - was that what you were doing Welwyn?
[quote][p][bold]Me, just me[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Welwyn Dowd[/bold] wrote: If only we'd voted for UKIP none of this would ever have happened.[/p][/quote]No, this person is referring to the whole story about if UKIP were voted in then gay marriage wouldn’t be legalised and therefore god wouldn’t have sent the floods. Google the story. Its ridiculous[/p][/quote]I assumed Mr Dowd (I take it he is a gentleman and not a lady) was having a little joke - was that what you were doing Welwyn? Undercover Euro Yob

12:11am Tue 11 Feb 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

(You don't mind me addressing you as 'Welwyn' do you?)
(You don't mind me addressing you as 'Welwyn' do you?) Undercover Euro Yob

12:15am Tue 11 Feb 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

A joke about the powers of a UKIP government or - as 'Me, just me' says - the UKIP bloke upstream in Henley.
A joke about the powers of a UKIP government or - as 'Me, just me' says - the UKIP bloke upstream in Henley. Undercover Euro Yob

5:21pm Wed 12 Feb 14

big don g the 1st says...

Is there no streaming footage?
Is there no streaming footage? big don g the 1st

10:53pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

big don g the 1st wrote:
Is there no streaming footage?
For saturation coverage.
[quote][p][bold]big don g the 1st[/bold] wrote: Is there no streaming footage?[/p][/quote]For saturation coverage. Undercover Euro Yob

4:19am Sun 16 Feb 14

wardjc says...

I left Cookham in 1963 for Australia. Before that I worked at the now defunct Courtaulds Fundamental Research Lab in Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead. I have heard nothing since from co-workers..
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Dr John Cameron Ward
Sydney, Australia
wardjc01@optusnet.co
m.au
Website with tree: www.wardjc.com
I left Cookham in 1963 for Australia. Before that I worked at the now defunct Courtaulds Fundamental Research Lab in Lower Cookham Road, Maidenhead. I have heard nothing since from co-workers.. . Dr John Cameron Ward Sydney, Australia wardjc01@optusnet.co m.au Website with tree: www.wardjc.com wardjc

11:48pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Dear Dr Ward -

Don’t worry.

Your friends have just become parents, grandparents and retired - while doing those things they lost contact with you.

The floods are only recent - your friends have probably not all drowned - only a reasonable number of them and probably not because of the flooding.

Maybe some of them have already contacted you at the address you have given. (I hope so.)
Dear Dr Ward - Don’t worry. Your friends have just become parents, grandparents and retired - while doing those things they lost contact with you. The floods are only recent - your friends have probably not all drowned - only a reasonable number of them and probably not because of the flooding. Maybe some of them have already contacted you at the address you have given. (I hope so.) Undercover Euro Yob

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