Kettering houses 'knee deep in water' as major search and rescue operation gets under way

The Slade Brook has flooded homes in Stratfield Way

By Kate Cronin
Thursday, 24th December 2020, 1:31 pm
Horrifying images of flooded homes in Stratfield Way
Horrifying images of flooded homes in Stratfield Way

A rescue operation is under way in Kettering this lunchtime after a book flooded homes, leaving residents stranded.

A search and rescue boat is currently taking people from their homes in Stratfield Way, near Tesco Extra, to safety.

Many cars are also believed to have suffered serious damage during the Christmas Eve flooding.

A Search and Rescue boat on the scene

One resident said: "The river has burst its banks and it's knee deep in water.

"We cannot get out via car as there is only one way in and out but thankfully the search teams are out with boats making sure people are safe.

"They have been brilliant."

All emergency services are currently on the scene.

Many vehicles have been destroyed in Stratfield Way

The latest incident follows major flooding across the whole county last night and this morning. More rain is expected on Boxing Day.