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WATCH: Urgent call for hotel rooms as floods leave islanders homeless

WATCH: Urgent call for hotel rooms as floods leave islanders homeless

Tuesday 17 January 2023

WATCH: Urgent call for hotel rooms as floods leave islanders homeless

Tuesday 17 January 2023

The Jersey Hospitality Association is urgently appealing to hotels to come forward with offers of rooms after flash floods left dozens of islanders temporarily homeless.

Overnight, large amounts of rainfall left properties in the Grands Vaux flooded and without electricity.

Islanders are being warned to avoid Grands Vaux and Vallée des Vaux, particularly near the reservoir, as large sections are underwater. 

As water levels continued to rise this afternoon, islanders were pulled out of their homes using boats and tractors.

Video: The Fire and Rescue Service have been helping some people using boats due to the high level of the water. (Hannah Fitzgerald)

The displaced islanders are now being supported in St. Saviour's Parish Hall while alternative accommodation is arranged.

In an urgent appeal this afternoon, the Jersey Hospitality Association said: "The Government has been in contact with the JHA and asked us to make an urgent appeal for any hotel accommodation in the town area that people who have been made temporarily homeless by the flash floods can use.

"They need up to 40 rooms for a minimum of one night, but it may be for up to a week.

"Some have already been put up in hotels but if you can help, please either contact Richard Corrigan on his email, or by calling Ana and Marcus on 07829 933393.

"Thank you all for your help in advance."

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It is unacceptable that this is still happening in this area when they have known about this problem for decades.

Instead of wasting 30 million on a hospital we never used, the money would have been better spent on improving the drainage in this area which has always flooded, and added some pumping stations to cope with the increase in water.

Some serious questions will need to be asked as why this is still happening.
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