Wirral Floods: Clean-up begins as families could face months away from damaged properties

Some families could face months away from properties due to the severity of the damage to their homes after Wednesday’s floods.

Hundreds of people spent the night in temporary accommodation after the River Birket in Moreton burst its banks, which flooded nearby homes.

A month’s rain fell in two days, we recorded nearly 45mm in 48 hours.

RE-READ: Read how Wednesday’s flooding unfolded LIVE across Wirral here.

Roads were flooded across the area with roads closed in Bebington, Heswall, Neston and Bromborough.

Resident Michaela George told the BBC she opened the door and “was nearly swept off my feet as the water started gushing in”.

She said “within 15 or 20 minutes it was knee-high”.

Bus struggles through Moreton flood water on Wednesday

Bus struggles through Moreton flood water on Wednesday

On Wednesday night Housing association Magenta Living opened a crisis centre for the 100’s of people impacted by the flooding.

Up to 28 homes owned by Magenta Living have had its families placed in temporary accommodation at sheltered housing or hotels until homes are clean and safe.

Today they said they did not know when people would be able to move back into damaged homes, as some are severely damaged.

READ MORE: Homes flooded and cars trapped after a months worth of rain in 2 days

Homes flooded in Moreton on Wednesday

Homes flooded in Moreton on Wednesday

Moreton Councillor Chris Blakeley told the Liverpool Echo: “A lot of families are now in temporary accommodation and that is to Magenta Living’s credit and to the council’s credit for dealing with that situation and organising it quickly.

“I have sent an email this morning asking the council to set up an urgent meeting with the Environment Agency.

He added: “There is nothing to say this won’t happen again and we are going to learn some lessons and look at what can be done to prevent it.”

Many roads closed across Wirral on Wednesday

Many roads closed across Wirral on Wednesday

Water levels have now reduced but Environment Agency flood warnings are still in place for today

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