Firefighters called to flooding incidents across south Norfolk
Firefighters were called to a number of flooding incidents across south Norfolk over the weekend.
Crews from Long Stratton and Norwich and a rescue boat rescued two people stuck in their car in floodwater in a ford in Low Road, Tasburgh on Saturday. They arrived on scene at about 11.20pm and used a winch, lines and strops to rescue the people. They left the scene at about 1am.
In the early hours of yesterday morning at about 5am, fire crews from Long Stratton and Norwich were called back to the same location to reports of a vehicle stuck in the floodwater. One person was rescued using a rescue sled. Firefighters left the scene just after 5.20am.
A fire crew from Attleborough attended a car stuck in floodwater at the Danbrigg B1113, B1077 crossroads in Old Buckenham on Saturday just before 8pm. The crew manually assisted the occupants of the vehicle to safety using small gear, a winch and water rescue equipment. They left the scene at 8.20pm.
Firefighters from Long Stratton attended a flooded cellar at a premise on Norwich Road in Forncett St Peter yesterday just before 7am. They used a pump to remove about two feet of water from the cellar. They left the scene at about 8.20am.
A crew from Long Stratton were called back to the same property at about 6pm later that day following further problems with flooding. The crew used a low level pump to remove the water and assistance was requested from a plumber.
Fire crews from Harleston and Norwich were called to Syleham Road in Brockdish yesterday at 11.20am after a car got stuck in a ford. The crews used a boat to rescue the occupants of the car. They left the scene just after noon.
A fire officer was also called to Low Road in Wortwell yesterday at 12.30pm to asses a flooding incident. However the services of brigade were not required.
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Weather for Diss
Saturday 18 May 2013
Temperature: 7 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 8 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: North east