Flood in N4: Update - Wednesday 9 Oct


The Council worked through the night to support those affected by the flood in N4. 

All of those displaced by the flood were provided with alternative accommodation by Thames Water, with support from the Council, but the rest centre remained open for those who needed support or advice. 

The rest centre will close this morning. Thames Water and Hackney Council have information vehicles set up at the scene on Queen’s Drive, where residents can come for information and to speak to staff.

Staff from the Council’s waste team worked over night and will continue working throughout the day, with additional capacity, to assess any damage and clean and clear the affected streets. 

We understand that about 50 households are still affected by flood water. Thames Water are handling this and will begin assessing when people can return to their homes today.

Nearly all homes now have water. Those who do not should refer to the Thames Water website for updates.

Queens Drive, between Brownswood Road and Seven Sisters Road, remains closed but local buses are no longer on diversion.

Woodberry Down Primary School remains closed but Parkwood Primary School is open today.

Council staff in high vis jackets will be in the area today to answer questions and offer support and advice to those who need it. Officers will also be out this morning speaking to local businesses and offering support to those who may have been affected.

Today Thames Water will continue to fix the main leak, clear gullies and begin the process of repairs to basements flats damaged by the flood water. There may be short periods where water will be turned off in small areas while the repairs continue.

Anyone who needs further assistance contact Thames Water or visit the information vehicles on Queens’ Drive.