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Fire crews and Red Cross workers called to Empire View apartments

By Julian Robinson

9:30am Saturday 12th January 2013

Residents evacuated after block of flats flooded

A CLEAN-up operation is underway this morning after a high pressure hot water pipe burst flooding a block of flats in Southampton.

Fourteen residents had to be re-housed in hotels over night after a torrent of hot water jetted out on to the first floor and communal area of the Empire View apartments in West Park Road.

Fire crews from Hightown and St Mary’s were called at around 2.45am and spent more than two hours removing water.

Residents described the panic as very hot ankle-deep water poured through the corridor outside their rooms.

One woman, who did not wish to be named, said: "I looked through the peep hole in my door and there was steam everywhere.

"There was one lady in particular who was really distressed. I really felt for her.

"One of our neighbours who was walking around in the water had red feet because it was so hot.

"My daughter was really traumatised by the experience because there was a lot of panic."

It is thought the leak started in one of the flats and affected a number of others on the same floor.

Red Cross volunteers were called in to help look after residents as fire crews worked at the scene.

Those affected spent the night in a Jurys Inn hotel.

This morning First Wessex staff were on the scene to help with with clean-up operation.

Comments(31)

Comments(31)

chunky_lover says...
10:51am Sat 12 Jan 13

were these council flats?

shirley-bill says...
11:28am Sat 12 Jan 13

yes it is , its the new block behind the Mayflower.

Outside of the Box says...
11:34am Sat 12 Jan 13

shirley-bill wrote:
yes it is , its the new block behind the Mayflower.
First Wessex owned I believe but available to SCC tenants on the waiting list.

Rockhopper says...
1:21pm Sat 12 Jan 13

A colleague lives here and it is a mix of private and social housing.
It is not the first problem that has occurred with this block of flats.
Drew Smith who constructed the building should be taking responsibility and resolving all the issues.

Nicole23 says...
1:22pm Sat 12 Jan 13

If the water was hot, why did people walk around in it? Very strange.
I do feel for the woman who saw steam through her peephole, she must be deeply traumatised,I hope she gets the counselling she needs.

J.P.M says...
3:02pm Sat 12 Jan 13

These people deserve a large compensation payout for their trauma.

chunky_lover says...
4:10pm Sat 12 Jan 13

J.P.M wrote:
These people deserve a large compensation payout for their trauma.
what? like getting their rent paid by taxpayers? or free council tax? or lots of other state benefits????

Inform Al says...
5:29pm Sat 12 Jan 13

chunky_lover wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
These people deserve a large compensation payout for their trauma.
what? like getting their rent paid by taxpayers? or free council tax? or lots of other state benefits????
Only a total bigotted p1llock believes that social housing ternants are a;; workshy.

HillsidePaul says...
5:37pm Sat 12 Jan 13

chunky_lover wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
These people deserve a large compensation payout for their trauma.
what? like getting their rent paid by taxpayers? or free council tax? or lots of other state benefits????
The vast majority of Council or Housing Association Tenants are either in work or pensioners.

The workshy scroungers myth is put about by millionaire Tory's in the Cabinet to deflect attention away from how they are ripping people off themselves.

bobbyboy says...
6:36pm Sat 12 Jan 13

How you get from a near disaster to party politics is beyond me just goes to show what sort of hot heads write these defamatory comments time the Echo started to block them.

chunky_lover says...
7:09pm Sat 12 Jan 13

ha

Inform Al says...
8:09pm Sat 12 Jan 13

bobbyboy wrote:
How you get from a near disaster to party politics is beyond me just goes to show what sort of hot heads write these defamatory comments time the Echo started to block them.
like

jbarnaby says...
8:29pm Sat 12 Jan 13

What a muppet to even comment I live in this block and was affected as we're my children when the whole floor of use flat and intact it whole landing is covered in hot water u hav no choice when told to get out surely that's quite simple and no we don't need compensation we just deserve to have our boiler system sorted and seen as I pay my rent council tax and am a full time worker as well as a full time mum maybe u should keep it mouth shut coz I think it find more than half my block and in employment just because we are housed by the council don't mean we bum of social think before u open it mouth n give it **** opinion

jbarnaby says...
8:31pm Sat 12 Jan 13

N crap spelling due to iPhone crap spell check

loosehead says...
8:46pm Sat 12 Jan 13

In the medical profession haven't they got set standards all foreign workers have to reach to say be a nurse or a doctor?
is there such a scheme say for plumbers,electrician
s & builders?
or can they just come over here show a qualification not up to the same standards as ours & work?
I don't know who did the actual work but this is now two buildings by different companies where this has happened?
I also know these pipes & all appliances should have been tested before being handed over so who tested them( High pressure water tests can be done)?
I have a plumber friend a builder & my brother is an electrician so I know a little bit about the process

richieroo says...
10:15pm Sat 12 Jan 13

jbarnaby wrote:
N crap spelling due to iPhone crap spell check
Really?. & who are you going to blame for your poor grammar!?!. ;-)

jbarnaby says...
10:40pm Sat 12 Jan 13

To be fair it doesn't really matter what matters is that its happened it wasn't nice n needs to be sorted doesn't matter who lives there weither they pay taxes or not etc unless you were their n experienced it don't write stupid comments theirs no need for it

miniminime says...
10:43pm Sat 12 Jan 13

richieroo wrote:
jbarnaby wrote:
N crap spelling due to iPhone crap spell check
Really?. & who are you going to blame for your poor grammar!?!. ;-)
The government of course for her poor education

Inform Al says...
2:09am Sun 13 Jan 13

loosehead wrote:
In the medical profession haven't they got set standards all foreign workers have to reach to say be a nurse or a doctor?
is there such a scheme say for plumbers,electrician

s & builders?
or can they just come over here show a qualification not up to the same standards as ours & work?
I don't know who did the actual work but this is now two buildings by different companies where this has happened?
I also know these pipes & all appliances should have been tested before being handed over so who tested them( High pressure water tests can be done)?
I have a plumber friend a builder & my brother is an electrician so I know a little bit about the process
Wish I could make some sense of this ridiculous post. Just what are you on?

kingnotail says...
2:41am Sun 13 Jan 13

loosehead wrote:
In the medical profession haven't they got set standards all foreign workers have to reach to say be a nurse or a doctor?
is there such a scheme say for plumbers,electrician

s & builders?
or can they just come over here show a qualification not up to the same standards as ours & work?
I don't know who did the actual work but this is now two buildings by different companies where this has happened?
I also know these pipes & all appliances should have been tested before being handed over so who tested them( High pressure water tests can be done)?
I have a plumber friend a builder & my brother is an electrician so I know a little bit about the process
So poor plumbing must have been put in by 'foreigners'? Shut your bigoted trap. Funny how all your comments are along the lines of 'I know this person so am able to comment', the signature remark of a serial bullsh1tter.

loosehead says...
8:54am Sun 13 Jan 13

In my last post I did say I DON'T KNOW WHO DID THE PLUMBING but as I know there's a lot of migrant workers now working in the building trade I was asking the question what level of qualification must they have to work here so bigoted not really correct is it?
As for I know someone right as I haven't asked those people if I can print their names that's all I can say but the builder friend employs mostly Polish workers so hence my question.
I also asked what happened to the final inspection & the testing of the systems/appliances does this make me a bigot?
My wife is Thai I get on well with the Thai people & I'm not a racist but was just asking a question about skill levels so why does some one who hates this city have the cheek to call me a bigot?

Bob245 says...
9:20am Sun 13 Jan 13

The fact is music is played all day, and in the night, so I can't see why they are at work, weed is consumed in its mass, thongs, bottles, u name it, it's been thrown off the balconies.

Not to name putting on a chip pan and walking out to see your mates, that caused some costs

jbarnaby says...
10:17am Sun 13 Jan 13

Slight exaggeration to be fair what people do.in their own flats is up to them at the end of the day something was wrong with a boiler it exploded leaving it to flood the whole of our floorwe have had our personal belongings ruined and have had to stay in a room with only a bed with our children which isnt nice for them regardless of who was in the wrong it has happened stop **** about who is right and who is wrong if it has not affected it don't comment like I was always told if u have nothing nice to sat then say nothing

andysaints007 says...
12:49pm Sun 13 Jan 13

jbarnaby wrote:
What a muppet to even comment I live in this block and was affected as we're my children when the whole floor of use flat and intact it whole landing is covered in hot water u hav no choice when told to get out surely that's quite simple and no we don't need compensation we just deserve to have our boiler system sorted and seen as I pay my rent council tax and am a full time worker as well as a full time mum maybe u should keep it mouth shut coz I think it find more than half my block and in employment just because we are housed by the council don't mean we bum of social think before u open it mouth n give it **** opinion
How can you be 'full time' at both ???

jbarnaby says...
2:48pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Because wen I am at home I'm doing all a full time mum would be doing

loosehead says...
5:35pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Inform Al wrote:
loosehead wrote:
In the medical profession haven't they got set standards all foreign workers have to reach to say be a nurse or a doctor?
is there such a scheme say for plumbers,electrician


s & builders?
or can they just come over here show a qualification not up to the same standards as ours & work?
I don't know who did the actual work but this is now two buildings by different companies where this has happened?
I also know these pipes & all appliances should have been tested before being handed over so who tested them( High pressure water tests can be done)?
I have a plumber friend a builder & my brother is an electrician so I know a little bit about the process
Wish I could make some sense of this ridiculous post. Just what are you on?
Why don't you think before you come out with comments like this?
you say you went to a good/privileged school? this is how they taught you to react to people was it?
Out of all the people on here I must admit your the biggest idiot.
I hope UKIP see sense & have nothing to do with you

bigal007 says...
6:12pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Inform Al wrote:
chunky_lover wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
These people deserve a large compensation payout for their trauma.
what? like getting their rent paid by taxpayers? or free council tax? or lots of other state benefits????
Only a total bigotted p1llock believes that social housing ternants are a;; workshy.
well said you do get some num nuts on here when my shower blow up water went ever where a right night mare as long no one was hurt as things can be replaced

Inform Al says...
8:58pm Sun 13 Jan 13

loosehead wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
loosehead wrote:
In the medical profession haven't they got set standards all foreign workers have to reach to say be a nurse or a doctor?
is there such a scheme say for plumbers,electrician



s & builders?
or can they just come over here show a qualification not up to the same standards as ours & work?
I don't know who did the actual work but this is now two buildings by different companies where this has happened?
I also know these pipes & all appliances should have been tested before being handed over so who tested them( High pressure water tests can be done)?
I have a plumber friend a builder & my brother is an electrician so I know a little bit about the process
Wish I could make some sense of this ridiculous post. Just what are you on?
Why don't you think before you come out with comments like this?
you say you went to a good/privileged school? this is how they taught you to react to people was it?
Out of all the people on here I must admit your the biggest idiot.
I hope UKIP see sense & have nothing to do with you
Keep taking the pills, they may work one day.

loosehead says...
7:01am Mon 14 Jan 13

Inform Al wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
loosehead wrote:
In the medical profession haven't they got set standards all foreign workers have to reach to say be a nurse or a doctor?
is there such a scheme say for plumbers,electrician




s & builders?
or can they just come over here show a qualification not up to the same standards as ours & work?
I don't know who did the actual work but this is now two buildings by different companies where this has happened?
I also know these pipes & all appliances should have been tested before being handed over so who tested them( High pressure water tests can be done)?
I have a plumber friend a builder & my brother is an electrician so I know a little bit about the process
Wish I could make some sense of this ridiculous post. Just what are you on?
Why don't you think before you come out with comments like this?
you say you went to a good/privileged school? this is how they taught you to react to people was it?
Out of all the people on here I must admit your the biggest idiot.
I hope UKIP see sense & have nothing to do with you
Keep taking the pills, they may work one day.
I hope you watched you beloved Ed Milliband on Sunday?
How can you who supports UKIP also support Labour?
After what Milliband said they're opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the EU?
Yes I take pills but these are Statins I hope you know what they're for?
I don't touch any other form of drugs do you?

Inform Al says...
8:05am Mon 14 Jan 13

loosehead wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
loosehead wrote:
In the medical profession haven't they got set standards all foreign workers have to reach to say be a nurse or a doctor?
is there such a scheme say for plumbers,electrician





s & builders?
or can they just come over here show a qualification not up to the same standards as ours & work?
I don't know who did the actual work but this is now two buildings by different companies where this has happened?
I also know these pipes & all appliances should have been tested before being handed over so who tested them( High pressure water tests can be done)?
I have a plumber friend a builder & my brother is an electrician so I know a little bit about the process
Wish I could make some sense of this ridiculous post. Just what are you on?
Why don't you think before you come out with comments like this?
you say you went to a good/privileged school? this is how they taught you to react to people was it?
Out of all the people on here I must admit your the biggest idiot.
I hope UKIP see sense & have nothing to do with you
Keep taking the pills, they may work one day.
I hope you watched you beloved Ed Milliband on Sunday?
How can you who supports UKIP also support Labour?
After what Milliband said they're opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the EU?
Yes I take pills but these are Statins I hope you know what they're for?
I don't touch any other form of drugs do you?
As I have said before, I don't follow political parties sheeplike. Milliband is completely wrong about the EU but at least he is honest about it, unlike C'moron who knowing that at least 60% of the electorate want the referendum is making statements that will be forgotten if he is unfortunately re-elected.

kingnotail says...
11:38am Mon 14 Jan 13

loosehead wrote:
In my last post I did say I DON'T KNOW WHO DID THE PLUMBING but as I know there's a lot of migrant workers now working in the building trade I was asking the question what level of qualification must they have to work here so bigoted not really correct is it?
As for I know someone right as I haven't asked those people if I can print their names that's all I can say but the builder friend employs mostly Polish workers so hence my question.
I also asked what happened to the final inspection & the testing of the systems/appliances does this make me a bigot?
My wife is Thai I get on well with the Thai people & I'm not a racist but was just asking a question about skill levels so why does some one who hates this city have the cheek to call me a bigot?
I live in Southampton, so I can rightly call it a sh1thole. Do you know every single migrant worker employed in the plumbing trade?

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