Storm Alex causes flash flooding in Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead was hit by flash floods at the weekend as Storm Alex battered the county.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 10:16 am
Updated Monday, 5th October 2020, 10:22 am

Many people woke up to floods on Saturday morning, and some of our readers sent in pictures of flooding in Old Town and Gadebridge Park.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for the South East on Friday and Saturday.

Dacorum Police attended a number of incidents yesterday morning (Sunday) along with Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue as a result of the heavy rain and standing water.

Old Town reflected in floods (C) Quentin Halfyard

Several vehicles had lost control on local roads and one vehicle became stranded on a flooded road.

Police are reminding people to take care and slow down and not attempt to drive through a flood if you can not determine the depth of the water.

Jonathan Culverhouse sent in a photo of seagulls enjoying the flooded Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday.

On Twitter, Berkhamsted Fire On-Call, @BerkhamstedFire, tweeted: "@BerkhamstedFire @tring_fire helping the residents in Long Marston. Over 6 hours pumping 100,000 litres per hour."

A photo of seagulls enjoying the flooded Gadebridge Park (C) Jonathan Culverhouse

Quentin Halfyard sent in a picture of Old Town reflected in the floods. He said: "The last time the park was flooded to this extent was over 20 years ago when my kids went canoeing in the flooded playground, very close to this spot."