For the second weekend in a row Gloucestershire has been battered by high speed winds and rain and after the latest, Storm Dennis, sports clubs in the Forest of Dean woke up to flooding of playing areas and clubhouses.
After last weekend’s Storm Ciara, Dennis has packed a punch that has seen severe localised flooding in the Forest and parts of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
Lydney Town AFC saw their pitch at the Rec underwater for the second time this season, but thanks to the dedication of volunteers and those associated with the club, the clean up started earlier today and the club have tweeted to confirm that the hard work and efforts have prevented any further damage to the club’s facilities.
A big thank you to all the youth coaches , parents and players who helped out at the club today, saved the club from getting flooded, well done everyone pic.twitter.com/UQ5yzXb5PQ
— Lydney Town Youth AFC (@lydneytownyouth) February 16, 2020
However, the club did tweet an earlier set of pictures this morning that shows that there will be some phone calls to car insurance companies for flooded vehicles as the car park was hit with flooding.
No football for the foreseeable . Also – if you had a few last night and left your car at the club, go get it before it floats away. pic.twitter.com/MGvqEvdup3
— Lydney Town AFC (@LydneyTownAFC) February 16, 2020
Unfortunately the same cannot be said for local neighbours Lydney RFC who have seen flood water get into the clubhouse and bar areas, causing damage which the club are looking to fundraise to fix, at the cost of £3000.
— David Arnott (@Arnie999) February 16, 2020
You can show your support and donate to the Crowdfunding page set up by Lydney RFC by the following link https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lydneyrugbyclubflood
It was a similar story for Lydney Cricket Club, who tweeted pictures showing their newly renovated bar under water.
This storm has completely flooded our pitch and clubhouse, we’ve just spent the last few months renovating our bar and it’s all under water!!! pic.twitter.com/QGKNRRN6De
— Lydney Cricket Club (@LydneyCricket) February 16, 2020
With the weather set to level out over the next couple of days, clubs all over the county will be able to determine if any damage has been caused and the clean up can begin.
Cover photo Tweeted by Lydney Town defender @samuelelliott26