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Flood Incidents

The majority of these incidents involved flooding to people's homes, primarily in Herefordshire, while there were also several calls in the Worcestershire area where motorists had become trapped in floodwater in their vehicles.

Between 6.45am and 8am on Friday morning, crews from Ross-on-Wye, Fownhope, Ledbury and Bromyard were called to 12 flooded properties in the Ross area, while at 2.20pm on Friday afternoon, crews from Upton and Ledbury were called to help rescue a car and its four occupants trapped in floodwater in Birtsmorton.

At around 4.30pm the same afternoon, crews from Worcester launched an inflatable boat to rescue a car and its three occupants from floodwater at the Church Lane/Woodbury Lane junction in Norton, while just after 10pm that evening, crews from Leominster and Kidderminster were called to a farm at Yarpole where they pumped water away from turkey sheds which were at risk of flooding after water overflowed from a nearby brook.

With more rain predicted for the week ahead, the Service is reminding both motorists and those residents whose homes are at risk of flooding to keep an eye on local weather reports and to heed any flood warnings issued for their area.