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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Service Experiences High Demand in Calls

28-06-2012

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently experiencing a high demand in calls due to localised flooding caused by heavy rain in some areas of the county.

"We’d urge people to monitor warnings given by the Environment Agency and to avoid driving in areas where there is localised flooding."

Dean Stevens, Director of Prevent and Protect

The first emergency calls reporting flooding were received at 9.45am this morning and from 10am to 11am the Service received 156 calls. Affected areas include; Codsall, Perton, Brewood, Penkridge, Rugeley and Cannock.

Director of Prevent and Protect, Dean Stevens said: “We are currently experiencing an unprecedented number of calls and we’d ask people to only consider reporting flooding incidents to us if people’s lives are at risk.

“We’d urge people to monitor warnings given by the Environment Agency and to avoid driving in areas where there is localised flooding.”