Misery for Wrexham mum as home left in ruins

Published date: 22 July 2010 |
Published by: Garth ApThomas
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A FAMILY have been left heartbroken after their home was flooded out.

Alison Edwards, a mother of three boys, said the downstairs of her house in First Avenue, Gwersyllt had been under two inches of floodwater as a result of this week’s heavy downpours.

She called the council for assistance and 130 litres was pumped out of the front room, leaving a sodden mess.

Alison had new carpet put down only 10 days ago and a new floor in the kitchen earlier this year.

“We have lost the majority of our property,” she said.

Alison and her sons – Daniel, 14, and identical twins Dylan and Jordan, 11 – have taken refuge at the home of Alison’s mother, Jean Claffey, in Heol Y Coed.

Alison added: “We have no home.

“We just can’t live in there the way it is.

“I am at the end of my tether. I am waiting to hear what the council is going to do about alternative accommodation.

Recalling the dramatic events, Alison said: “I work at a petrol station and got home from there at about 12.10pm. Although it was raining heavily, no water had got into the house at that point.”

Just 20 minutes later, however, it was a totally different story.

Alison desperately tried to keep the flood out, but nothing could stop the massive tide which quickly spread throughout the ground floor of the house.

She said: “It was awful. I was doing my best, putting towels down, but it was raining so heavily and the rain came in over such a short period of time.”

Alison added: “My mum has been an absolute rock to us.

“I don’t know what we would have done without her.”

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  1. Posted by: eveningreader at 12:26 on 22 July 2010 Report

    Flooding leaves an awful mess. Hope the property was insured.

  2. Posted by: Roland Cleth at 13:57 on 22 July 2010 Report

    It sounds like it was a council house so the Council will have the insurance responsibility (subject to its own excess). One assumes she had the contents insured, though. An interesting use of the word "ruins", though.

  3. Posted by: maceyratbags at 09:54 on 23 July 2010 Report

    Council property or not, to have your home and belongings damaged in this way is heartbreaking.

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