Moment bar is battered by torrential flash flooding with drenched staff fighting against tide of rainwater as thunderstorms lash Britain
- The King Cons Bar in Stirling, Scotland, was hit by flash floods and £7k damage
- The thunderstorms mark the ends of the UK’s heatwave with 32.5C temperature
This is the moment a bar was battered by torrential flash flooding as thunderstorms lash Britain, marking the end of the UK’s heatwave.
Drenched staff at the King Cons Bar in Stirling, Scotland, fought against a tide of rainwater flooding down the hill and sweeping into their pub, which has caused an estimated £7,000 worth of damage.
Shocking video footage of the flooding shows a torrent of fast-flowing water sweeping down the road.
Workers desperately try to barricade the entrance to the pub from the incoming tides, as one can be heard groaning in frustration at the damage caused.
The water crashes through a menu sign as staff are soaked from the rain continuing to pelt down.
This is the moment King Cons bar in Stirling was battered by torrential flash flooding as thunderstorms lash Britain
Drenched staff at the bar fought against a tide of rainwater flooding down the hill
Owner Nicky O’Neill, 42, told The Scottish Sun she is facing estimated repairs of £7,000 and is losing business during one of the busiest weeks of the year.
She told the website: ‘It was the start of Freshers’ Week yesterday, we had live music going but we had to clear the bar when that happened.
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‘All of our new furniture has been ruined. We had to use them as barricades to stop the water coming into our unit and other units on the street because they weren’t here at that time of night.
‘There’s water at the top of the street to all the debris and rocks that have been washed down the road and at our front door, it’s just manky.’
She added that her carpets by the front door have been destroyed, the paintwork has been marked, while debris and rocks have washed down the street and are now blocking the pub’s front door.
She estimated that the cost to the new outdoor furniture alone was £2,700.
Nicky said the problems had been made worse by traffic calming measures introduced by the council, as well as blocked drains.
Thunderstorms and flooding have marked the end of the UK’s heatwave – as the UK has instead been swathed in yellow warnings from the Met Office.
Owner Nicky O’Neill, 42, told The Scottish Sun she is facing estimated repairs of £7,000
Thunderstorms and flooding have marked the end of the UK’s heatwave
Nicky said the problems had been made worse by traffic calming measures introduced by the council, as well as blocked drains
The tide crashes through a menu sign as they are soaked from the rain continuing to pelt down
Shocking video footage of the flooding shows fast-flowing water creating a torrent down the road
Forecasters have warned that ‘flooding and disruption’ will hit many areas of the UK and thunderstorms will lash Britain.
Temperatures are also set to drop to 22C after last week’s heatwave saw 32.5C recorded in some areas of the UK.
In some rural parts of northern England temperatures will plunge into single figures, with frost on the horizon for some rural areas, bringing an end to long-standing humid conditions and an unseasonably warm start to the autumn.
The spell of hot weather broke the record for the most consecutive days with temperatures above 30C in September, with Saharan dust generating vivid sunsets and sunrises in the clear conditions.
The Met Office said that the highest temperature on Sunday was recorded in Cambridge, at 32.5C.
A Stirling Council spokesperson said: ‘We recognise the impact of the recent flash flooding on affected businesses following Sunday’s intense rainfall and we are working with Scottish Water to review the drainage infrastructure in the city centre.
‘Road drainage systems in this area of the city centre are regularly maintained to manage surface water. These were most recently cleaned at the start of August.’
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