Flood incidents across Herefordshire & Worcestershire
At 9.25am yesterday morning, crews from Worcester were called to assist at a house affected by flood water in Tudor Way, Worcester, and then at 10.30am, the Whitchurch crew was called to The Crown Inn at Lea, near Ross-on-Wye, where they helped divert water into flood drains using sand bags.
At 1.25pm the crew from Whitchurch was back out after reports of flooding involving electrics at some cottages not far from the pub they were called to earlier.
At around 2.50pm, crews from Worcester and Malvern rescued a man who had become stuck on his mobility scooter in flood water near Kleve Walk at College Green, Worcester, and then at 4.30pm a crew from Hereford helped pump water from Madley Communications Centre in Madley, following reports of flooding involving electrics.
Crews were also called to two incidents where motorists had become trapped in their cars in shallow flood water but both managed to get to safety before help arrived. This included two people in a car near the Portway Inn Hotel at Staunton on Wye at 5.30pm and a person trapped in a car in Crowmoor Lane in Tillington at 6.40pm.
Ambulance staff then reported two vehicles stuck in flood water in Little Hereford, near Ludlow. Crews from Tenbury and Leominster, Water First Responders from Tenbury and rescue boats from Hereford and Worcester all attended, and used a rescue sled to bring two elderly occupants from each car to safety.
Station Commander Alan Haley from HWFRS’s Community Safety department said: “Numerous flood alerts remain in place this morning and there is further rain forecast. We would therefore urge people to take extreme care on the roads, to keep an eye on local news and weather reports and to respect any road closures or flood warnings they come across.”
He urged people not to risk their safety by driving through flood water, and to check out water level markers at fords before attempting to drive through them.