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Volunteers race to help residents caught by flash floods

10 June 2014

A team of volunteers supported residents of 42 homes in Gainsborough yesterday after torrential rain led to flooding across Lincolnshire.

Three fire and emergency support volunteers were called out by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Equipped with a specially adapted vehicle, they spent four hours visiting every household that had been hit by the flash flooding.

‘Difficult time’

Anita Moore, fire and emergency support co-ordinator, said: “Although the waters subsided fairly quickly, flash floods can still cause a considerable amount of damage.

“Our volunteers gave out ‘flood packs’ filled with useful information, including useful tips from the Environment Agency and advice on how to start an insurance claim.

“They also provided invaluable emotional support at what was understandably a very difficult time for the residents.”

On standby

Anita added: “More heavy rain is forecast later today, so our volunteers are ready to respond if needed.”

Volunteers in Grantham, Leicester and Northampton are on standby to provide further support if necessary.

Find out more about our fire and emergency support service.

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