Driver rescued from Bexhill flood trap

Car stranded in flood on Westcourt Road. Photo by Gordon Clark
Car stranded in flood on Westcourt Road. Photo by Gordon Clark
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Firefighters rescued the driver of a car who was trapped in a flood in Bexhill this morning (Tuesday, September 22).

Two East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service fire engines from Bexhill and Hastings attended the incident in Westcourt Drive at 7:10am.

The person was rescued from the vehicle after it got caught in flood water and were left in the care of roadside recovery.

Following heavy rain over night the fire service reminded people to stay alert and safe on the roads and issued some advice on how to keep safe.

During periods of bad weather allow more time for your journey.

Try to avoid driving through standing water, as it is difficult to judge the depth and you don’t know what obstructions might be hidden by the water.

And do not ignore any warning signs.

You can stay up to date on weather warnings by checking the Observer website or by going on the Met Office website: www.metoffice.gov.uk

You can also check the Environment Agency’s flood warnings for your area by looking online at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods or calling the National Environment Agency Flood warning information and advice on 0845 988 1188.

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