The twins’ Mum sent Susie a text - she had heard the news on
“R U ALL OK? XX” it said.
“YES. DONT WORRY, WE R ALL FINE XX “ replied Susie,
although she wasn’t exactly sure.
The lane had flooded before, Susie had received warnings from
the Environment Agency, where Ben and Thomas’ dad Mark
worked, that it was likely to flood again this year. It was these
warnings that prompted Susie, Ricky the greengrocer and the
local community to prepare for the worst.
Two weekends ago they all got together to make wooden flood
boards for their doors. Susie helped Ricky fill old vegetable
sacks from the shop with sand, to make sand bags. These would
also help to hold back the flood water.