Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: Firefighters from Sandown and East Cowes are assisting a homeowner with a flooded property in Brading this evening (Boxing Day). 

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to the residential property on New Road – opposite Wrax Road – at around 18:40, mobilising an appliance from Sandown and the Incident Support Unit from East Cowes.

The call to action comes following several hours of torrential rain across the Island.

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Dyno Rod engineers are now on scene as fire crews prepare to stand down after more than 2 hours in attendance.

The main Ryde to Sandown road is unaffected.

UPDATE @ 21:50 – Emergency services have now left the scene having successfully cleared the flood.

The first crew was mobilised at 18:14, followed by the Incident Support Unit from East Cowes 30 minutes later.

It is understood sewage water backed up into the property as a result of blocked drains.

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