Flood Sirens Sound
January 21st 2008
Water levels at Broadbank
Sandbags in Broadbank
Water levels at Ramsgate
Broadbank cordoned off
Residents were prepared with sandbags, many people fearing a repeat of last year's devastating flooding. The photographs at the top of this page were taken between 9.30 and 10am, and show the water levels in Broadbank and at Ramsgate bridge. At that time the river had not broken its banks in those places.
The Town Hall was opened as an emergency rest centre. Water levels continued to rise throughout the morning, and by late morning the police had cordoned off some areas along the riverside.
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