FLOODS latest: Rescuers deal with 500 incidents

11:26 25 November 2012

�

Archant

Firefighters rescue people from water in Sidmouth, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Ottery St Mary

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has dealt with more than 500 incidents in the last 24 hours - mainly between 8pm last night and 2am this morning.

Crews have dealt with a total of more than 1,200 incidents in the last five days.

include:

16.25, rescue from water at Maker Lane, Millbrook, Torpoint

17.31, car pushed to dry land on road from Bishops Lydeard to Bridgwater

19.24, rescue from water at Station Road, Exton, Exeter

20.01, elderly man and car removed to safety outside Bicton Arena, Bicton, Budleigh Salterton

20.10, rescue from water near Bow Inn, Sidmouth

21.11, three people rescued from water at Cullompton

21.19, rescue from water at Crossways, Sparkwell

21.24, rescue from water off A358 junction at Broadway, Ilminster

21.56, rescue from water at Barrack Road, Ottery St Mary

21.57, residents removed to safety at Kennford, Exeter

22.10, car removed to safety at Wembury Road, Wembury, Plystock

22.13, rescue from water at Salisbury Close, Feniton, Honiton

22.13, rescue from water on B3176, Sidmouth

- Have you got a rescue story to tell? E-mail stefan.gordon@archant.co.uk

Related articles

0 comments

Other News Stories

13:43

Teenagers collect ‘highly commneded’ awards at the Royal Geographical Society’s annual presentations

Read more
17:00

Box collections from the three parishes of Feniton, Escot and Payhembury have been totted up - with £822 raised for the Children’s Society charity.

Read more
11:11

The festive season is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of teal and shelduck

Read more
15:00

Honiton Dementia Action Alliance has been recognised for its ‘remarkable’ efforts to make life better for sufferers.

Read more
11:00

Seaton Hospital League of Friends Christmas Fayre raised £1,986.41.

Read more

Staff and pupils at Shute Community Primary School in Axminster are celebrating after landing a £12,000 grant from a Tesco initiative.

Read more
07:00

Colyton Youth U12s had an early Christmas surprise when they were presented with brand new kit shirts by Coly Electrical Ltd.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

Two Colyton Grammar School teams successfully competed in the first round of the English-Speaking Union’s public speaking competition at Blundell’s School, Tiverton.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:41

The VW Crafter, which was given to TRIP through a Department for Transport funding scheme, is in the process of being built in Tiverton and will be in operation from early January.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Four teenagers have just completed six months learning what it takes to be a volunteer member of the RNLI crew in Lyme Regis.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications