More flooding could kill local businesses – Video

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THE owner of a business which has been hit twice by flooding in the past five weeks admits if it happens again, it could spell the end for his business.

As the region begins to get back on its feet after the June floods, Joblings Garage on Burnside Road in Cullercoats, were once again left picking up the pieces after the forecourt and workshop buildings were left under three feet of water.

Glen Jobling with some of his mechanical team outside his business on Burnside Road in Cullercoats which has been flooded for a second time in 5 weeks. Also pictures of the flooding as it happened on Sunday.

Glen Jobling with some of his mechanical team outside his business on Burnside Road in Cullercoats which has been flooded for a second time in 5 weeks. Also pictures of the flooding as it happened on Sunday.

With the garage now coming to terms with yet another loss of business and equipment, owner Glen Jobling is warning that if it happens again, the business might struggle to cope.

He said: “We were really distressed as we didn’t think it would happen again so fast, and so soon after the last flood.

“There’s not a lot we can do, and now we have so much equipment that has been damaged or ruined. VOSA let us use temporary equipment for a few days, but that isn’t ideal.

“We are having to try to fix what we can so we can continue to do MOTs as if we are unable to do them it will easily put a small business like us out of business.

“It is obviously inadequate draining, we are just worried about what if it happens again, as there is nothing we can do.”

To see a video of the damage caused by the latest floods, click on the video player above...