RAIN: Defences are working
During the 24 hours of June 6/7, two-and-a-half inches of rain fell.
On the morning of June 7, I took my dog for a walk to see how the Flood Alleviation Scheme between West Monkseaton and Murton was working.
I was delighted to see that it was doing exactly what it was intended to do, i.e. the ponds and drainage channels were slowing the flow of water from the fields.
I am confident that if we get a recurrence of the storm of June 28, 2012, the system would cope adequately.
Well done North Tyneside Council.