A couple had to cancel their wedding and honeymoon after their home was flooded.

Claire Ulyett, 40, and Lorna Ulyett, 39, from Bentley in Doncaster, were due to get married this Spring.

But they had to forget their dream day after being hit by the floods.

Water destroyed their ground floor after it came seeping through the air bricks before they received sandbags.

Despite their own ordeal the couple have been concentrating on helping local residents and the elderly since the floods arrived.

“I’ve lived here 18 years and was flooded in 2007. We have only been insured for six months,” Claire said.

She said before that quotes for insurance with flood cover were “way out of my budget”.

The Army was drafted in with sandbags

 

One claim after the first floods she said was an extraordinary £10,000 but mostly she was quoted between £2,000 and £3,000.

“At the moment we are living upstairs because the insurance company say it’s habitable. They won’t take action until the danger has passed.

“It’s stopped our marriage, we’d paid the deposit for a lodge in Derbyshire for the honeymoon but for now but there are people worse off than us.”

Water destroyed their ground floor after it came seeping through the air bricks before they received sandbags

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Her partner Lorna, who has damaged her back carrying sandbags around for her neighbours, added: “The response to this has been a joke.

“It was only after the homes were flooded that we got sandbags.

“If it hadn’t been for the local community people could have died. The manholes were up.

“We were taking sandbags round in trollies and in wheelie bins. It was the local people who got the elderly out.”





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