Weather Related Calls for Fire Service
This included cars stranded in flood water, roof damage from the high winds and fallen trees, blocking roads and damaging property.
Most of these incidents took place on Sunday (29 April) following heavy rain and high winds overnight on Saturday and throughout Sunday morning.
Brief details include:
- Crews from Upton & Pershore rescued two people and two dogs stranded in their car in flood water in New Street, Upton-on-Severn (4:59pm on Sat 28/4/12)
- Bromyard firefighters used a pump to stop water entering a cottage and affecting the electrics in Munderfield (10:04am on Sun 29/4/12)
- Redditch firefighters used working at height gear to make safe a roof at a property off Bittel Farm Road in Alvechurch after high winds lifted roof tiles (10:45am on Sun 29/4/12)
- Evesham firefighters were called to Church Lench after a tree came down, affecting electric cables (11:06am on Sun 29/4/12)
- Bromsgrove firefighters were called to Shenstone Close in Bromsgrove after a tree fell on to the roof of a flat. The crew isolated electrics and removed the tree. (11:11am on Sun 29/4/12)
- An aerial fell in high winds damaging the chimney of a care home along the Stourport Road in Kidderminster (11:39am on Sun 29/4/12
- Redditch firefighters were called when a tree fell onto a house in Sutton Close in Winyates West (12:14pm on Sun 29/4/12)
- Droitwich firefighters were called to Carpet World in Church Street in Bromsgrove after bricks fell from the gable end of the shop roof (12:49pm on Sun 29/4/12)
- Crews from Peterchurch and Eardisley moved personal belongings and pumped water from the basement following a flood at a property in Chapel Lane, Dorstone (1:40pm on Sun 29/4/12)
- (USAR) Urban Search and Rescue resources were used to help make safe a tall tree that had fallen on a fence at a property in Hadzor (2:11pm on Sun 29/4/12
- A crew from Ewyas Harold helped dig a ditch to divert floodwater from a cottage in Elmdale where flooding was affecting electrics (3:27pm on Sun 29/4/12)
- Droitwich firefighters were called to Brookside Fruits along the Worcester Road at Copcut after a large conifer tree fell, damaging electric cables (8:32pm on Sun 29/4/12)
Between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon, fire officers also checked out a damaged roof in Catshill in Bromsgrove, a collapsed wall in Callow Hill Road in Alverchurch, fallen trees in Woodrow Lane in Bromsgrove and a large tree that fell onto the roof of a house in Hagley.
The Service was also called at 2.34pm on Saturday to assist with a car stuck in floodwater at Much Dewchurch near Hereford. The water rescue boat and fire crew from Hereford attended along with a further crew and Water First Responders from Ross-on-Wye, who waded into the water and brought the two occupants from the car to safety.
Station Commander Sean Bailey from HWFRS said: "The couple had driven along the road earlier in the day and had encountered only surface water on the road. It was a different story on their return journey, when the water was up to the windows of their car before they realised the road had flooded."
With further rain expected tomorrow, he urged people to be cautious on the roads across the two counties.