East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is highlighting the importance of taking preventative measures against flooding after firefighters attended numerous weather-related incidents yesterday (Sunday, January 3).
One appliance from Forest Row was mobilised at 14:12 to Lewes Road, Forest Row after reports of severe flooding outside of a property. Crews used one light portable pump to clear the water and left the scene at 15:12.
One appliance from Herstmonceux was mobilised at 14:18 to Amberstone Place, Hailsham. Flooding was effecting the kitchen and conservatory of a residential property. Crews used one sub pump to clear the water and left the scene at 15:24.
One appliance from Heathfield was mobilised at 15:06 to Turners Green, Heathfield after reports of flooding effecting a residential property. A sub pump and main pump were used to clear the water. Crews left the scene at 16:38.
One appliance from Mayfield was mobilised to flooding in the cellar of a property on Burwash Road, Broad Oak at 16:04. One sub pump and one light portable pump were used to clear approximately 1.5 meters of flood water which was effecting electrics. Crews left the scene at 17:20.
One appliance from Wadhurst was mobilised to Church Street, Ticehurst at 16:41 to approximately one foot of water in a basement. One sub pump was used to clear the flooding. Crews left the scene at 17:49.
One appliance from Mayfield was mobilised at 17:58 to the A267 at Five Ashes after reports of a large volume of flood water on the highway. Steady progress was made in clearing the water and crews left the scene at 18:41.
One appliance from Mayfield was mobilised at 18:43 to the A267 at Cross in hand. Efforts were made to clear drains and remove floodwater from the highway. Crew left the scene at 21:13.
Members of the public are also being reminded to take care in the wind and rain and know who they should call if they see things like blocked drains.
Advice and information about winter weather and flooding can be found at www.esfrs.org/your-safety/winter-weather-floods.
Weather warning updates can be found on the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings.
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