Slideshow: Flooding across East Sussex

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called out to several incidents this morning (Thursday January 8) after torrential rain caused flooding.

From 9am firecrews attended more than 20 incidents across East Sussex where rain water affected homes and roads were closed.

Flooding in hailsham

Flooding in hailsham

Two people had to be rescued after their car became trapped in flood water at Arlington. Crews attended and efforts were made to tow the vehicle to safety.

Six properties were affected after flooding at Butts Field in Hailsham and more properties were threatened by the water in Pembroke Close in Hailsham.

Flood water had to be redirected to a storm drain in Battle Road, Hailsham, and a property was flooded in Lower Dicker.

There was also reports of flooding at Beacon Road in Ditching. Crews attended, carried out salvage work and gave assistance to property occupants.

Crews pumped water from a property in New Road Lewes, and gave advice to residents at a property at The Street in Lewes.

There were reports of persons trapped in water in Herstmonceux but on arrival at the scene on Hailsham Road, crews confirmed that no-one was trapped.

Pumps were used to tackle flood water at Woodlands Close, Hailsham, and Amberstone Place, Amberstone.

Water had to be diverted in Wickham Lane, Cooksbridge after flooding which was effecting electrics.

There were reports of flooding at a property on Polegate Road in Hailsham, crews attended and gave advice.

Crews also attended a property on the A22 in Hailsham and helped make the property safe.

Click on the slideshow above to see some pictures from today’s incidents.

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