The morning after another day of flash flooding, the people of Chester and Ellesmere Port are counting the cost.

For the second day in a row the heavens opened and a huge volume of rain fell across Cheshire West on Wednesday (June 15).

Drains were overpowered and businesses and homes in the city centre came under threat from the rising pools.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said at one stage the water level on Frodsham Street was ‘over ankle deep’.

Firefighters worked across the city centre to keep people safe and help get them out of flooded premises. The entire Forum Shopping Centre had to be evacuated.

Many will only have their first chance to fully assess any damage on Thursday morning.

Sadly the Met Office is predicting another wet day today as the warm weather continues to trigger the storms.

A yellow weather warning for rain is in place for Cheshire West from 10am to 10pm

“Scattered heavy showers are expected to develop yet again on Thursday, and will lead to slow-moving downpours.

“As on preceding days some locations will miss these downpours, but please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel where they do occur. Lightning could be an additional hazard.”

Emergency services on the scene in Eastgate Street to help ease the flooding problems on Wednesday
Emergency services on the scene in Eastgate Street to help ease the flooding problems on Wednesday

Several stores on Eastgate Street, including Next, and Foregate Street were among the worst affected.

The fire service said basements and cellars across the city had been flooded, as well as properties in Tattenhall.

Downpours on Tuesday had already affected shops at the Coliseum Shopping Park in Ellesmere Port.

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A number of roads were closed after becoming submerged, but these have now been reopened as the water has subsided.

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