Blog23 June 2016

Sykes Pumps called into action following thunderstorms across southern England

Flash floods have caused chaos across Greater London, Kent and Essex on EU referendum day following heavy and prolonged rainfall overnight. The effects of the water have left at least two polling stations closed, while cars and properties have also become submerged after freak June weather struck in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The London Fire Brigade have already rescued more than 500 people, and that number is expected to rise further with local forecasters predicting more thundery downpours over the coming days.

TfL have reported several closures on the London Underground, with the Northern and District lines particularly disrupted. Localised flooding has also caused a number of major roads to close, sparking lengthy queues across the capital.

A total of twenty four flood alerts have also been issued by the Environment Agency, while the Met Office has advised commuters and residents to “be prepared” for more commotion.

Fortunately, Sykes Pumps have been out on the front line helping businesses combat the impact of flooding by deploying units across the affected regions. Our swift intervention has helped local authorities alleviate some of the trouble by redirecting water into various outlets – most notably the River Thames.

Thankfully, Sykes Pumps are able to implement emergency pump hire strategies within short turnaround times. This key service characteristic has proved crucial in limiting the potential for largescale damage and protecting customers in difficult circumstances.

Chris Graham, Sales Director of Sykes Pumps, explains: “Our central logistics teams are capable of responding to urgent callouts immediately, delivering tailored pump solutions designed for specialist applications anywhere in the UK.”

For more information on how we can assist you, or for a preliminary quotation based on an urgent or upcoming project, call us today on 0800 211 611.