Marooned and 'forgotten' in Kempsey floods

MAROONED: Jacky Smith's flooded home in Kempsey (4812186801)

TRAPPED: Jacky Smith, right (31099304)

First published in News

A WOMAN has found herself marooned in her home surrounded by floodwater.

Jacky Smith, aged 55, of Lane’s End, Kempsey, has been stranded since water began pouring in from the river Severn on Sunday night at about 11pm.

Mrs Smith said there was only three inches of water in her cottage, but outside it came to the top of her thighs and she could not leave.

Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain, but says she feels “forgotten” by authorities.

Elsewhere in Kempsey flood defences were installed this year to protect homes which were regularly flooded by a nearby brook.

Some of those homes were evacuated on Sunday morning when the pumps failed.

David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.

Mrs Smith said: “I’m trapped. Our home isn’t protected by the barriers because we flood off the Severn rather than Hatfield Brook.”

Two freezers have flooded and Mrs Smith estimates they have lost £500 to £600 of recently slaughtered meat.

Mrs Smith who has been flooded three times in five years said: “That’s it. I’m finished. I’m not going to stay here any more. I feel I have been forgotten. I just want to leave the village. I’m still here with the animals struggling. I feel cut off. Nobody has been down here.”

Mrs Smith, whose husband works in Africa, said she had saved 24 chicks and a rabbit and had to care for her two golden retrievers but did not know where her cat was.

Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said it prioritised those whose life was in danger. He said: “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.”

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2:12pm Wed 28 Nov 12

timevans says...

I found a forgotten Macaroon once - It was down the back of the sofa, truly awful. The Rich Tea however was fine once I blew the dust and hair off it.
I found a forgotten Macaroon once - It was down the back of the sofa, truly awful. The Rich Tea however was fine once I blew the dust and hair off it. timevans
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3:21pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Hwicce says...

“Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain”

“David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.”

"Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.”

How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?
“Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain” “David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.” "Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.” How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want? Hwicce
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7:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

gemma6 says...

Hwicce wrote:
“Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain”

“David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.”

"Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.”

How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?
Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment.
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: “Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain” “David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.” "Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.” How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?[/p][/quote]Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment. gemma6
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7:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

gemma6 says...

Hwicce wrote:
“Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain”

“David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.”

"Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.”

How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?
Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment.
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: “Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain” “David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.” "Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.” How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?[/p][/quote]Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment. gemma6
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7:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

gemma6 says...

Hwicce wrote:
“Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain”

“David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.”

"Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.”

How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?
Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment.
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: “Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain” “David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.” "Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.” How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?[/p][/quote]Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment. gemma6
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7:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

gemma6 says...

Hwicce wrote:
“Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain”

“David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.”

"Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.”

How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?
Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment.
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: “Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain” “David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.” "Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.” How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?[/p][/quote]Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment. gemma6
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7:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

gemma6 says...

Hwicce wrote:
“Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain”

“David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.”

"Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.”

How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?
Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment.
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: “Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain” “David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.” "Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.” How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?[/p][/quote]Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment. gemma6
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7:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

gemma6 says...

Hwicce wrote:
“Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain”

“David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.”

"Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.”

How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?
Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment.
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: “Mrs Smith has told emergency services she is happy to remain” “David Harrison, Malvern Hills district councillor, has offered her help and left her his phone number.” "Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said “We did not receive a 999 call from this lady. After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.” How can she say she’s been abandoned? She’s had at least three offers of help and turned them all down, what else does she want?[/p][/quote]Well, a little bit of empathy and compassion wouldn't go amiss rather than the nip picking tone of the above comment. gemma6
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7:03pm Wed 28 Nov 12

gemma6 says...

Oops not quite sure how that happened.
Oops not quite sure how that happened. gemma6
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7:18pm Wed 28 Nov 12

LAF Dig says...

Just to say to hwicce as quoted above jacky hasnt been contacted by any body except david harrison the emergency crews didnt get a phone call from her as shes been upstairs alone with two dogs and was waiting for water to receed so she could start clean up. Unlike idiots in church street panicking and making it a massive publicity story. Shes the worse one in the village and the longest affected so i suggest you lot dont take mick out of her story unless you really know the truth. Get a life instead of picking at someone elses misfortune you bunch of dickheads"..........
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Just to say to hwicce as quoted above jacky hasnt been contacted by any body except david harrison the emergency crews didnt get a phone call from her as shes been upstairs alone with two dogs and was waiting for water to receed so she could start clean up. Unlike idiots in church street panicking and making it a massive publicity story. Shes the worse one in the village and the longest affected so i suggest you lot dont take mick out of her story unless you really know the truth. Get a life instead of picking at someone elses misfortune you bunch of dickheads".......... ........... LAF Dig
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7:26pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Hwicce says...

LAF Dig wrote:
Just to say to hwicce as quoted above jacky hasnt been contacted by any body except david harrison the emergency crews didnt get a phone call from her as shes been upstairs alone with two dogs and was waiting for water to receed so she could start clean up. Unlike idiots in church street panicking and making it a massive publicity story. Shes the worse one in the village and the longest affected so i suggest you lot dont take mick out of her story unless you really know the truth. Get a life instead of picking at someone elses misfortune you bunch of dickheads".....
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Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said: “After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.”

@LAF Dig - so you're saying Jon Pryce is lying?
[quote][p][bold]LAF Dig[/bold] wrote: Just to say to hwicce as quoted above jacky hasnt been contacted by any body except david harrison the emergency crews didnt get a phone call from her as shes been upstairs alone with two dogs and was waiting for water to receed so she could start clean up. Unlike idiots in church street panicking and making it a massive publicity story. Shes the worse one in the village and the longest affected so i suggest you lot dont take mick out of her story unless you really know the truth. Get a life instead of picking at someone elses misfortune you bunch of dickheads"..... ..... ...........[/p][/quote]Area commander Jon Pryce, of Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said: “After the call from the Worcester News we contacted her and she has confirmed she is not in any danger and is happy to stay in her property.” @LAF Dig - so you're saying Jon Pryce is lying? Hwicce
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7:41pm Wed 28 Nov 12

LAF Dig says...

Who are you getting your information from. Do you know jacky. Do you know the fire brigade and when they rang her? You know nothing except what you and everybody else reads total rubbish.
Who are you getting your information from. Do you know jacky. Do you know the fire brigade and when they rang her? You know nothing except what you and everybody else reads total rubbish. LAF Dig
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1:24am Thu 29 Nov 12

only me.. says...

LAF i feel truly sorry for this lady and anybody else experiencing floods. I was in the floods of 2007 in gloucester and was 6 months pregnant. Our van seized up and we had to walk 4 miles and stay at the leisure centre. I honestly thought i was going to lose our baby as i was so cold and wet and distressed along with health complications. I find anyone that criticises someones situation without knowing the full story rather despicable. Lets hope it doesn't happen to any of their relatives and if it does then lets see how they respond to negative (or snidey) cmments left on a forum!!. Wish the lady well and good on her for staying put and braving it out!!!!!! all the best.
LAF i feel truly sorry for this lady and anybody else experiencing floods. I was in the floods of 2007 in gloucester and was 6 months pregnant. Our van seized up and we had to walk 4 miles and stay at the leisure centre. I honestly thought i was going to lose our baby as i was so cold and wet and distressed along with health complications. I find anyone that criticises someones situation without knowing the full story rather despicable. Lets hope it doesn't happen to any of their relatives and if it does then lets see how they respond to negative (or snidey) cmments left on a forum!!. Wish the lady well and good on her for staying put and braving it out!!!!!! all the best. only me..
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7:57pm Thu 29 Nov 12

LAF Dig says...

Just to say to (only me) above who posted on this page. Thanks very much and il tell her your message at least somebody out there has been through this traumatic experience i dont wish it upon anyone just makes me angry that people can be so cold and rude about the rubbish the press write in papers. Thanks for your comment.............
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Just to say to (only me) above who posted on this page. Thanks very much and il tell her your message at least somebody out there has been through this traumatic experience i dont wish it upon anyone just makes me angry that people can be so cold and rude about the rubbish the press write in papers. Thanks for your comment............. ........ LAF Dig
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