Hastings property destroyed by flash flood: pictures show extent of damage

A flash flood which smashed through the front door of a Hastings property and left the occupants in need of rescue has totally destroyed the downstairs of the house.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 2:44 pm
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-140109001

These pictures show the extent of the damage caused to the downstairs of the South Terrace property, where the water level reached above the front door.

Flora Storm and her boyfriend David Lee had been asleep downstairs when water started pouring through the letter box in their front door, before the door burst open and the water filled the downstairs and almost made its way to the upper floor.

Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-140207001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-140152001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. Property owner Sarah Lake, centre, with tenants David Lee and Flora Storm. SUS-210617-140138001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-140124001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-140056001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-140029001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-140015001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-140002001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135923001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135910001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135857001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135844001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135831001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135818001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135710001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135804001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135656001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135618001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135643001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. Property owner Sarah Lake, centre, with tenants David Lee and Flora Storm. SUS-210617-135949001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135936001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135736001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. Property owner Sarah Lake, centre, with tenants David Lee and Flora Storm. SUS-210617-135751001
Basement area of a property in South Terrace, Hastings, flooded during a storm on 16/6/21. SUS-210617-135723001