Friday, 6 December 2013

Firefighters assist those affected by flooding in Newhaven

Residents in Newhaven are being reassured this morning that the likelihood of flooding in the area is low today.

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called out in the early hours of this morning (6th December) at 12.53am, following a call from Newhaven Port Control saying that the railway station was affected by flooding and that sparks and smoke could be seen.

Network Rail contacted the Service and two crews from Newhaven attended. The power was isolated by firefighters and trains were stopped, with the incident left with Network Rail.

Borough Commander Garry Collins said: “Around 100 houses were affected, due to the high tide and the strong winds. Crews provided warning and informing advice, which involved knocking on doors and advice to switch off electrics and place valuables upstairs.

“However, we do not predict a repeat of this at high tide this afternoon at 13.13 and do not anticipate any involvement but crews will be on standby.”

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