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Family led to safety from vehicle in flood water

Church Lane, Billericay
03/10/2020 @ 10:01
Incident Number: 132133
In attendance: 1 x Billericay, 2 x Orsett


A family of four were rescued by firefighters from a flooded road in Billericay this morning.

Firefighters led two adults and two children to safety after their car had become stuck in flood water.

All four people were safely out of the vehicle by 10.26am.

With more heavier rain expected throughout this weekend, please follow our advice and stay safe while driving on wet roads:

  • If you come across a flooded road, turn around and find another route
  • Do not attempt to drive through flood water - just a couple of feet of water is enough to float your vehicle
  • Reduce your speed
  • Allow extra braking distance

Driving into flood water just isn't worth it. Not only are you risking your own life, you'll also require the help of fire crews and rescue teams who could be needed elsewhere.


Could you be an on-call firefighter?

Billericay firefighters who were called to this incident are on-call firefighters who live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to protect their local community.

To find out more about the role and how you can apply, visit: join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call

 

 

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