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A single mother who had her house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark following Storm Babet has house flooded again following Storm Henk





A single mum whose house flooded during Storm Babet was forced to evacuate once more following this week’s floods.

Danielle Kirky-Clark is one of the six homeowners whose properties flooded on Farndon Road, Newark for a second time.

The mother and her three-year-old daughter Delilah, had to move out of their house and will be staying at an Air B&B until January 14.

Danielle Kirby-Clark with her daughter, Deliah Kirby-Clark 3 in their flood damaged kitchen in Newark.
Danielle Kirby-Clark with her daughter, Deliah Kirby-Clark 3 in their flood damaged kitchen in Newark.

Last time, they had to be out of their house for nearly five weeks.

“I knew we might flood but did not expect more than a couple of inches until the council person told us the water would be worse than in October.

“I didn’t think it was going to be as bad as last time so I didn’t move my car and now I can’t get my car out of the driveway and if it goes up anymore it is going to be a case of I’m gonna lose my car.”

Danielle's house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark.
Danielle's house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark.
Danielle's house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark.
Danielle's house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark.
Danielle's house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark.
Danielle's house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark.

In October, a friend of the family, Marta Lale, created a GoFundMe page to raise money to help the duo get their walls plastered before Christmas.

Danielle was hoping to get the walls plastered before the festive season with the £230 raised through the page, however, the walls weren’t fully dry and there weren’t people available to do the job at the time.

Danielle's house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark.
Danielle's house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark.
Danielle's house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark.
Danielle's house flooded on Farndon Road, Newark.

The mother said: “I am devastated, the house is filled with water and so is my driveway.

“Delilah is fine and thinks this is a big adventure. She just missed being at home and living normally.

“We need the Devon River widening and a bank built to stop water overflowing.”



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