Hackney,
08
October
2019
|
19:32
Europe/London

Update: Flood in N4

Hackney Town Hall

The Council will continue to work through the night to support residents affected by the burst water main in N4. As soon as the water subsides we will assess any damage and have a team out to clean and clear the affected streets. 

Council staff have been on the scene all day and have set up a rest centre for residents to shelter and get support and advice from Thames Water and the Council. The Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, and Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Cllr Caroline Selman, visited the scene this afternoon to talk to affected residents and see the arrangements in place to support them.

Thames Water, with our support, are hoping to find accommodation for everyone affected.

Any residents who cannot access their home should go to the rest centre, at West Reservoir Centre, off Green Lanes. The rest centre will be staffed over night.

A number of properties in the area are currently without water. Thames Water have delivered bottled water to vulnerable residents and are arranging drop off points, where residents can collect bottled water this evening. Please refer to the Thames Water website for updates - www.thameswater.co.uk.

If you have any concerns about vulnerable residents please contact the Council’s Adult Social Care out of hours service: 020 8356 6200.

Officers will be out tomorrow morning speaking to local businesses and offering support to those who may have been affected.