The overnight rain of Thursday 7th January 2015 flooded Waterlooville’s Tempest Avenue pedestrian subway and turned the trickle that is usually the Hermitage Stream into a fast moving body of water.
We posted a couple of videos on to our Facebook page and in less than 18 hours these racked up over 6,000 views.
This subway located under Tempest Avenue floods becomes impassable on a regular basis. Only a few hours of light rain is required and the subway floods. The subway was no match for Thursday’s rain.
We’re pleased to see the Hermitage Stream to it’s bit, and this is due in part to the folks that volunteer their time to keep Hermitage Stream free of shopping trolleys and other unwanted debris.
Children that lived on Tempest Avenue in the 1980’s are able to recount stories of walking through the tunnel section of the stream that travels under the A3(M), linking the two sections of the Hermitage Stream cut in half by the development of the motorway.
Waterlooville got off lightly compared to other parts of the country, what was disaster for others was a welcome distraction for us.