SPEEDY Services will be back at ScotPlant, fresh from donating vital equipment to help flood victims in Burrowbridge, Somerset, cope with the damage caused by the weather.
With the majority of roads and walkways blocked as a result of the flooding, residents were forced to use a narrow unlit footpath by the side of the River Perrett as the main form of access into the village.
At night this walkway was particularly dangerous and so the local Speedy depot in Bridgwater donated 32 ‘Fluorescent Uplights’ and a generator to power these industrial lights.
A supply of walkie talkies meant local volunteers were able to communicate with each other, as well as the lifeboats which were ferrying residents without power to safety.
After learning that the only public toilet available was in The King Alfred Pub, the village’s nominated co-ordination centre, Speedy quickly donated a portaloo for local residents and authorities to use.
Michelle Akbiyik, regional account manager at Speedy, commented, “The entire community has really pulled together to support the rescue, relief and flood prevention efforts, with teams working around the clock to protect the local community.
“When the clean-up operation eventually begins, we’ll ensure our extensive range of equipment including pumps and dehumidifiers is available for those who need us the most.”
Speedy has created a ‘Severe Weather’ version of its new 2014 catalogue, making it easier and quicker for people to source the products and services to aid customers suffering from floods, loss of power and storm damage, as well as equipment to help in clean-up activities.