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Cost Of Storm Still Unknown

Thursday August 14 2014


Aftermath of the storm Aftermath of the storm


BARNSLEY Council had said it is "too early" to say what the cost of last week's storms will be.

Buildings and roads across the borough were severely hit with floods after the storm hit the town on Friday afternoon, before returning on Sunday.

With over a month's worth of rain falling in just six hours, Barnsley Interchange was forced to close for the entire weekend while structural engineers assessed its roof.

Also badly hit was the town's Asda supermarket on Old Mill Lane, where water flooded the car park and swept into the store.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue received over 100 calls in a hectic four-hour period between 6pm and 10pm when the rain was at its hardest.

A council spokesperson said: "It is too early to say what the cost will be. We are still becoming aware of and assessing the damage caused by Friday's storms.

"For the damage that is the council’s responsibility, we need to identify what repair works need to take place and price them.

"Repairs will be carried our as part of our planned maintenance programmes."

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Reply Posted by bananas on Thursday August 14 2014 at 11:29
get ready people. its our pockets councils looking at.

Reply Posted by cluck on Thursday August 14 2014 at 13:56
"Planned maintenance programmed" meaning people work will be done when money is available. Can see council tax and rent on the up again. Tax payers get ready! Stop digging the town center up and destroying what was built only a few year ago. and save money for things like this!

Reply Posted by Paul on Thursday August 14 2014 at 17:00
Council didn't give a s**t when we phoned about drains being blocked and our property getting flooded. But when Asda (who I suppose can afford their own flood defences) get flooded the council will see what money is available

Reply Posted by Is it on Friday August 15 2014 at 13:23
I heard it made a right mess of the town centre, damage estimated to be £1.53.

Reply Posted by ant on Saturday August 16 2014 at 22:19
Get people on dole doing some of repairs it can go on there cv then