Kent Fire and Rescue Service executes efficient flood rescue work across county
Published on 30 August 2010
Following heavy rains, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) received around 20 emergency calls to reports of flooding and issued safety advice to the public.
After fire officers visited properties in Central Parade and Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, crews along with a fire engine were sent to pump out floodwater.
Elsewhere, firefighters from Ramsgate were sent to a property in Harbour Road to pump out floodwater from a shop’s basement. Ashford’s firefighters also dealt with flooding in a shop in County Square that had caused structural damage to the ceiling and the shop’s electrics.
Emergency control room staff also received reports of flooding in Aylesford, Dartford, Gravesend, Rochester and Tunbridge Wells, but predominantly the callers did not need immediate assistance and were referred to their insurers and local council.
KFRS urged everyone in the event of flooding to follow basic safety tips:
Visit the Environment Agency website for more advice, flood warnings and to sign up to their Floodline or call +1 0845 988 1188.
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