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Wirral hit by flash floods
WIRRAL fell victim to flash flooding as heavy rain swept the borough on Monday night.
Firefighters were called to action after they received calls from residents about water coming into their homes.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said crews attended 12 incidents in Wirral, many of which relating to electricity supply concerns.
Fire crews removed around six inches of water from a ground floor kitchen in Leasowe Road, Leasowe while they also attended a property in Hoylake Road, Moreton, after a porch roof collapsed under the strain of the downpour.
A overflowing brook in Rylands Hey, Greasby caused a kitchen and conservatory to flood forcing firefighters to pump the water out and isolate the electricity supply.
Watch Manager Brian Weaver, from Upton Community Fire Station, said: “We have specialised pumps to pump out domestic properties.
"The bungalow call-out took a while to pump out. There was literally hundreds of gallons that had overflowed from the brook and around six inches of water in the property.
“It’s important if water is affecting the electrics in the property people should isolate the supply by isolating circuit breakers or the main supply. Water can cause short circuits and fire in some cases.”
The council’s highways department was also called in after a manhole cover dislodged in Bidston Link Road, Wallasey, following the rain.