A man living close to the flooded quayside said “everyone mucked in” last night.
Vic Honey remained at his home in King Staithe Lane last night (Thursday, December 5) as the River Great Ouse rose above the walls and covered the South Quay.
Mr Honey said: “It was a bit concerning as the water was only a few inches short of the barrier and seeping through.
“A big concerns were the barrier holding as there was a huge amount of water which would have gone through like a tsunami.”
Mr Honey said his home was undamaged but the power was cut.
He said: “We were cold and couldn’t get a drink. The water started to drain by 9.30pm so we want into town to find a cup of coffee. The Bank House came to our rescue as they filled flask and hot water bottles.
“Everyone mucks in at times like this.
“There was a bit of Dunkirk spirt as everyone was talking to each other.”
But Mr Honey said that some families were ignoring police warnings by visiting the flood defences in the area.
He said: “Police had told people not to go down King Staithe Lane to look at the defences. There were people there with children. They were lucky nothing nasty happened.”