Saturday, July 21, 2007

Floods updates

Rescue at a caravan park at Bromyard, Herefordshire (via the BBC H&W website)

West Mercia Police and West Midland's Fire Service are saying they have been dealing with there worst peacetime disaster through the night in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. The RAF and Coastguard have been rescuing people from rooftops by helicopters and RNLI even have brought a lifeboat from Poole (on the coast) to Worcester (about as far from the coast as you can get in the UK)! A collection of pictures showing the extent of the problems have been emailed into to BBC Hereford and Worcester and can be seen here. BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester have been doing sterling work with one presenter on air for 18 hours due to staff not be able to get to the studios, just an hour or so ago he suddenly said "oh look! I've still got my wellies on!"

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