RRT Assisting flood ravaged Communities in Somerset

Saturday 1st February saw the Environment Agency working hard to assist the Communities of Moorlands and North Moor that have been hit by the worst floods for decades.

Plymouth Brethren - Rapid Relief Team

1.3 MILLION TONNES OF WATER IS BEING PUMPED EACH DAY IN AN ATTEMPT TO REDUCE WATER LEVELS IN FLOODED SOMERSET.

These small communities situated alongside the tidal River Parrett have endured weeks of anxiety watching the levels rise and experiencing hardship and loss. Some of the farming community have suffered thousands of pounds worth of damage and loss of earnings due to the extreme weather in recent weeks.

Plymouth Brethren Rapid Relief Team

SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS IN PLACE READY TO START PUMPING AS SOON AS PIPES ARE IN PLACE

The Plymouth Brethren Rapid Relief Team (RRT) were contacted by Civil Contingencies late on Friday 31st January to provide additional support for the Agencies involved in this humanitarian effort.

Plymouth Brethren Rapid Relief Team


SCENES LIKE THIS ARE COMMON PLACE IN SOMERSET – THESE RESIDENTS CAN ONLY GET IN AND OUT BY 4X4 – FOR NOW

Thirteen voluntary members from Bristol and Taunton gathered at North Moor Pumping Station at 10:30am on Saturday to receive instructions from the Environment Agency as to how they were going to address the ongoing concerns of the local community.

Plymouth Brethren - Rapid Relief team

THE RRT ASSIST HARDWORKING ENVIRONMENT AGENCY STAFF TO LAY 600M OF TEMPORARY PIPE.

Following briefing from the Environment Agency, four RRT personnel were deployed to assist them with re-enforcing the defences on the already over full river whilst the remainder were tasked to assist with the laying of a mile of high volume pumping pipe.

Plymouth Brethren - Rapid Relief TEam

PIPE CLIPPING IN COLD AND VERY WET CONDITIONS

Plymouth Brethren - Rapid Relief Team

600M OF DOUBLE PIPE READY FOR THE PUMPS TO BE SWITCHED ON.

14 thoughts on “RRT Assisting flood ravaged Communities in Somerset”

  1. Mrs Tibbits says:

    keep up the good effort.
    we feel so so sorry for these poor folks please help them all you can!

  2. TWIN 2 says:

    WELL DONE
    WHAT POOR PEOPLE HAVING THEIR HOMES FLOODED LIKE THAT.
    WE MUST PRAY FOR THEM
    KEEP UP THE WORK

  3. Onlooker says:

    Incredible work. Well done for doing MORE than expected. So great to have such a wide range of help and support available by the RRT

  4. Ron says:

    excellent work by the volunteers, and more help available.

  5. Derek says:

    Great Work! Lots of help needed down there by the looks of it. Is anybody coordinating the work so others from different places can come and help? How about the Thames as well?

  6. Roots says:

    Well done PBCC RRT in Somerset!
    Bush fires, storms, floods …………. . no challenge too great for you folks,
    so it seems!!!!!!!
    Keep up the great work.

  7. DavidM says:

    The folk in Somerset have had a hard time recently. Glad of the help that’s been given.

  8. HH says:

    Thinking of those affected by the floods. It must be awful living in anxiety like that.
    Good Job RRT! Amazing that this team can be called on to assist in whatever, wherever by whoever!!

  9. Joyce says:

    Well done RRT! Good to step in where the help is needed most.
    Nothing worse than muddy flood water through a home.
    Once again – Well done!

  10. John says:

    Incredible to think one part of the world is experiencing flooding like they have never experienced before and on the other side of the world they are experiencing devastating fires! God is over it all and you have to trust in him.

    1. I agree says:

      Amen

    2. Gordon says:

      Yes John, God is watching it all
      The destruction of home and familly life in Somerset is heartbreaking

  11. Bert says:

    Well done to all those involved, you can hardly take in what some families must have gone through over the last month. Being out of your house for months with no end in mind is not fun! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Ian says:

    Hi

    We’d just like to say many thanks to the 2 guys who helped us to dry out our house in Cannons Court, Puckeridge, Herts when it was flooded on Friday 7th Feb 2014.
    It was really appreciated.

    Ian and Glyn

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