Crews called to flood-related incidents
Shortly after 6.30pm on Friday evening (13 July), crews were called to both Linnet Rise in Kidderminster and Rosemary Lane in Leintwardine where they gave advice to residents whose homes were affected by flooding. They also gave advice to motorists affected by flooding along the A4110 near Leintwardine.
Later on Friday night, crews were called to School Lane in Brimfield where they helped isolate electrics in a flooded property, and assisted Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service in pumping water from a flooded property in Cleobury Mortimer.
The Service was also called out to flood-related incidents in the early hours of Saturday morning (14 July). This included the rescue of two occupants from a flooded property near Dowles Brook in Bewdley at around 3am involving boat crews and water first responders (see photograph above), and a rescue from a car in floodwater along the A443 at Newnham Bridge, near Tenbury Wells, just before 4.30am (see photograph below left).
The Tenbury crew was called out to three more incidents on Saturday morning, one to help Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service rescue three occupants from a flooded property in Neen Sollars using the rescue sled (see photograph below right), plus two further incidents in Knighton-on-Teme and Newnham Bridge, where homes had flooded.
At around 2.55pm, the boat crew from Hereford, two crews from Tenbury, SARA (Severn Area Rescue Association) and the police were involved in the rescue of five adults and a child from four separate vehicles along the A443 at Eastham Bridge, while at 3pm, the rescue boat from Worcester and a crew from Bromyard rescued two adults and a dog from a camper van caught in flood water along the A443 at Lindridge, near Tenbury.
Tenbury crews and Water First Responders also rescued a female from her vehicle at Newnham Bridge at around 11.20pm on Saturday night, and two adults and a child from a car in flood water along the B4204 in Tenbury Wells just before 1am on Sunday morning (15 July).
With further rain forecast over the week ahead, the Service is repeating its warning for motorists to take care on the roads across the two counties and to heed any warnings for floods or related road closures.