Covid Jab Factory At Risk Of Flooding Due To Storm Christoph

Flood warnings for UK. image: Twitter Feed

COVID jab factory at risk of flooding due to rising river waters caused by Storm Christoph

Emergency service crews are in the middle of a mad scramble to try and prevent the flooding of a building used to make and store the Oxford / AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Wrexham Industrial Estate in North Wales. After weeks of heavy rain, compounded by the new deluge brought on by Storm Christoph, the River Dee is threatening to burst its banks.

The industrial premise is responsible for producing some 300million doses of the Oxford jab.

Wrexham Council Leader Mark Pritchard told the BBC:

“We had an incident at Wrexham Industrial Estate, the Oxford vaccination is produced there and the warehouse where it is stored. Obviously, I can’t tell you where it is, but we had to work in partnership to make sure we didn’t lose the vaccinations in the floods. I’ve been up all night… It’s a very difficult time for us.”

Storm Christoph began to batter the country on Wednesday, January 20, resulting in four ‘severe’ weather warnings in the UK. Thousands of people have already had to be evacuated from their homes in East Didsbury, West Didsbury and Northenden as water levels rose to a previously unseen height.

One resident of Haslemere in Surrey told MailOnline: “It was Biblical. The rain was coming down sideways like in a bad American movie.”

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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.

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