NFRS rescue work during Northampton flooding

01 June 2018

​Following heavy rainfall in Northampton last Sunday (May 27), Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) attended almost 120 flooding incidents to offer help to those affected.

Working with partners including Northamptonshire County Council, NFRS responded to flash flooding in the Far Cotton, Briar Hill, St James and Wootton areas of the town.

Fire crews from 10 appliances attended a total of 117 flooding incidents between Sunday evening and the early hours of Monday morning. Two specialised boat rescue units were involved in four water rescues.

A total of 64 NFRS personnel were involved in the flood response, including firefighters, officers and control staff, who took more than 130 flood-related 999 calls in just a few hours.

Helping the community

Area Commander Kelvin Hallen, who oversaw NFRS activity on Sunday, said: “We conducted a number of evacuations from households across the town, predominately in the St Leonard’s Road area. The service was also actively involved in the community support and repatriation work on Monday morning.


“Our crews and staff worked tirelessly to help people in challenging conditions and I’d like to thank them for all their efforts both during and after the flooding.

“NFRS offers advice on water safety on our website, and we would direct members of the public towards the national flood advice line on the Environment Agency website.”

If there is a danger to life in a flood situation, call Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service on 999 or 112.

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