Floods: fire crews rescued hundreds

19:19 26 November 2012

Councillor Bernard Hughes MBE resident of Lyndhurst Road, Exmouth, attempts to unblock drains.

Councillor Bernard Hughes MBE resident of Lyndhurst Road, Exmouth, attempts to unblock drains.

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The fire service has revealed a list of hundreds of rescues crews carried out in Devon and Somerset when torrential rain battered the South West

The fire service dealt with more than 500 incidents in the last 24 hours, mainly between 8pm and 2am when overnight on Saturday torrential rain lashed across the South West. The total number of rescues from floods by the fire brigade in the last five days has reached more than 1,200.

Fire crews attended the following locations to assist with flooding incidents in the 24 hours from 8am on November 25:

6.33, Long Load, Langport

7.24, Pink House Corner, Exmouth

7.37, A377, Cowley, Exeter

7.41, Stathe, Burrowbridge

7.43, Colaton Raleigh, Sidmouth

7.56, Smugglers Inn, Blue Anchor East, Blue Anchor

8.20, Bilbrook, Old Cleeve

8.23, Church Road, Calaton Raleigh, Sidmouth

8.32, Pitway Hill, South Petherton

8.33, Wembury Road, Wembury, Plymstock

8.50, Exeter Road, Exmouth

8.51, Millford Road, Sidmouth

9.05, Northbrook Road, Cannington, Bridgwater

9.07, Church Cottages, Williton

9.09, Crownhill Road, Crownhill, Plymouth

9.15, Place Court, Colaton Raleigh, Sidmouth

9.16, Stoke St Gregory

9.32, Moorland Hotel, Haytor, Newton Abbot

9.33, Upton Pyne, Exeter

9.35, High Street, Wellington

9.41, Bonhay Road, Exeter

9.54, Waterrow, Taunton

9.59, Easter Street, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple

10.04, Headborough Road, Ashburton

10.27, Priory Close, Cannington, Bridgwater

10.26, Mill Road, Countess Wear, Exeter

10.29, Richmond Place, Dawlish

10.33, Whitelake Place, Newton Abbot

10.42, Combeinteignhead

10.56, Curload, Stoke St Gregory

10.58, Shepton Beauchamp, Ilminster

12.53, Lee Moor Hall, Lee Moor

13.19, Frogmore, Kingsbridge

13.36, rescue from water, Lymington Road, Ilchester

13.43, rescue from mud, Nine Spring Hills, Yeovil

14.38, Ivy Tree Hill, Stokeinteignhead

16.48, Moor Lane, North Curry, Taunton

16.46, Curload, Stoke St Gregory

17.46, two adults rescued from water, Woodland Close, Bampton

18.25, Lydford, Okehampton

18.25, Livermead, Torquay

18.50, Frogmore, Kingsbridge

20.14, one person rescued from water at Burrowbridge, Bridgwater

20.51, rescue from water, Pipplepen Lane, Misterton, Crewkerne

20.57, two people rescued from water, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot

22.28, three people and a dog rescued from vehicles in floodwater, Aller Hill, Dawlish

22.36, North Street, Taunton

Following the deluge, incidents attended also include:

on 25/11/12

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, Plymstock

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

22.13, rescue from water on B3176, Sidmouth

Further incidents:

24/11/12

22.20, rescue from water, B3165 Outhill Lane, Dorset

22.41, rescue from water, near Dragon House pub, Bilbrook, Old Cleeve

22.45, rescue from water, Clyst St George, Exeter

22.46, rescue from water, Stawberry Lane, Ottery St Mary

22.48, rescue from water, Haytor Road, Bovey Tracey

22.50, man rescued from water, Kenton, Exeter

23.13, person rescued from water, Old Beer Road, Seaton

23.15, car released from floodwater, Coffinswell Lane, Kingskerswell

23.19, rescue from water, Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth

23.34, two people rescued from vehicle in floodwater, Hinkley Point Road, near Storgursy

23.35, one person released from car in floodwater, The Beer Engine, Newton St Cyres, Exeter

23.35, car removed from floodwater, Steps Bridge, Dunsford

23.39, rescue from floodwater, A303 Southfields

23.44, man rescued from vehicle, High Road, Galhampton, Castle Cary

23.48, rescue from floodwater, Smithaleigh

23.53, occupants from two properties moved to safety, Fore Street, Ide, Exeter

23.56, two people rescued from vehicle in floodwater, A38, Rumwell, Bishops Hull

25/11/12

00.04, three people rescued, A30 Merriott

00.10, four people rescued, Winsham, Chard

00.42, rescue from water, A382 Moretonhampstead to Newton Abbot

01.02, person rescued, A358 Ilminster to Henlade, Taunton

01.09, Assisting police evacuate 25 properties at Rivermead, Cullompton

01.15, one person rescued from water, A379Exeter to Dawlish road

01.48, rescue from water, A39 Nether Stowey

02.23, person rescued from water, B3168 Ilminster

02.45, man rescued from vehicle in floodwater, A39 Wells

02.48, vehicle removed from floodwater, B3213 Ivybridge to Bittaford

04.50, rescue from water, Clyst St George

05.31, 9 people rescued from water, A377 Half Moon village, Exeter

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