EMOTIONAL Whaley Bridge residents have been told they’ll have just 70 seconds to escape if the dam bursts as thunderstorms and torrential rain batter the area today.
URGENT UPDATE: WHALEY BRIDGE
The decision has today, Sunday 4 August, been taken to stop allowing evacuated residents back to their homes in Whaley Bridge. This is effective immediately.
— Derbyshire Police (@DerbysPolice) August 4, 2019
After a long night pumping water at #WhaleyBridge we needed to relocate our High Volume Pump. Physical work at 04:30 but the beautiful setting and sunrise took away the pain. Great work #Rugeley crew. pic.twitter.com/BrHnPRhHJl
— Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service (@StaffsFire) August 4, 2019