3,000 leaflets to be delivered to homes in Buckskin about the dangers of floodwater

Basingstoke Gazette: Floodwater warning issued after council worker falls down manhole Floodwater warning issued after council worker falls down manhole

DON’T play in the floodwater – that’s the message on leaflets being delivered to 3,000 homes around Buckskin this evening.

The leaflets spell out the dangers of coming into contact with the water, which is contaminated with sewerage.

A total of 23 homes have been evacuated in the Grampian Way area of Buckskin, after groundwater following months of rain seeped into people’s homes.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, which is helping to pump away the water, has warned people not to let children and pets play in the water.

The leaflets warn groundwater can push up manhole covers leaving a risk of open drains.

Tony Curtis, chief executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, said: “Unfortunately one of our council team fell down an open manhole cover as he had to go through flood water as part of our continuing support for residents in Buckskin. Fortunately he only sustained bruising.

“Health and safety of the public and our staff is of the utmost importance and as a result we have reiussed safety messages to staff and residents.”

People who cannot avoid contact with the water are urged to wash their hands frequently and seek medical advice if they feel unwell with diarrhoea, fever or abdominal pain.

The leaflet also urges people who live in the rest of Buckskin and the surrounding areas to reduce the amount of water that goes down their drain by not flushing toilets or using washing machines and dishwashers during peak times.

Residents are also urged to take showers instead of a bath.

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9:31pm Wed 12 Feb 14

deepinsight says...

Wasn't a chap named Foster was it?
Wasn't a chap named Foster was it? deepinsight

1:32pm Thu 13 Feb 14

CrossofLorraine says...

I think he was previously a Doctor from Gloucester?
I think he was previously a Doctor from Gloucester? CrossofLorraine

8:01pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Viables Vic says...

I can remember in the fifties that the fields of Buckskin were flooding mainly on the Spring tides or heavy rainfall. Near the junction with Worting Road it flooded across the road into the bungalow opposite.
Basingstoke Council guilty of allowing building on flood plains??
I can remember in the fifties that the fields of Buckskin were flooding mainly on the Spring tides or heavy rainfall. Near the junction with Worting Road it flooded across the road into the bungalow opposite. Basingstoke Council guilty of allowing building on flood plains?? Viables Vic

12:32pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Buster Preciation says...

Viables Vic wrote:
I can remember in the fifties that the fields of Buckskin were flooding mainly on the Spring tides or heavy rainfall. Near the junction with Worting Road it flooded across the road into the bungalow opposite.
Basingstoke Council guilty of allowing building on flood plains??
Damned if they do and damned if they don't eh? And since when have the tides affected Basingstoke?
[quote][p][bold]Viables Vic[/bold] wrote: I can remember in the fifties that the fields of Buckskin were flooding mainly on the Spring tides or heavy rainfall. Near the junction with Worting Road it flooded across the road into the bungalow opposite. Basingstoke Council guilty of allowing building on flood plains??[/p][/quote]Damned if they do and damned if they don't eh? And since when have the tides affected Basingstoke? Buster Preciation

5:40pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Viables Vic says...

Buster Preciation wrote:
Viables Vic wrote:
I can remember in the fifties that the fields of Buckskin were flooding mainly on the Spring tides or heavy rainfall. Near the junction with Worting Road it flooded across the road into the bungalow opposite.
Basingstoke Council guilty of allowing building on flood plains??
Damned if they do and damned if they don't eh? And since when have the tides affected Basingstoke?
Yes you are right but they could have been built higher up from the normal ground level.

It's to do with the moon phases. Google it!!
[quote][p][bold]Buster Preciation[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Viables Vic[/bold] wrote: I can remember in the fifties that the fields of Buckskin were flooding mainly on the Spring tides or heavy rainfall. Near the junction with Worting Road it flooded across the road into the bungalow opposite. Basingstoke Council guilty of allowing building on flood plains??[/p][/quote]Damned if they do and damned if they don't eh? And since when have the tides affected Basingstoke?[/p][/quote]Yes you are right but they could have been built higher up from the normal ground level. It's to do with the moon phases. Google it!! Viables Vic

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