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Flooding in Essex

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Around 100 homes have been evacuated in Essex after a bust water main caused flooding.

Emergency services were alerted to water flowing through homes at South Woodham Ferrers on Tuesday morning.

Residents in East Bridge Road called police around 6.30AM to report water rushing from a drain was inundating around 100 houses.

Engineers from the Essex and Suffolk Water Company are being assisted by police in trying to locate the source of the flooding.

Peter Blackman, a local resident and NHS co-ordinator for the town said the pipe seemed to be behing some houses, the BBC reported.

Blackham said, “A lot of people are quite upset because we’ve got a lot of water around.

“Everybody is here to do the necessary, it’s just a case of trying to sort out what’s happening and trying to stem the flood. It looks like a mini river.”

He said there were around 10 police vehicles and 4 fire vehicles on site.Two miles away the Riverside Primary School in Hullbridge is also closed due to a burst water main.