Friday 14 June 2024
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Fire crews evacuate residents from Collingham and Girton near Newark

Fire crews across the Newark area are working on flooded villages.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Service at Collingham Station said:

‘We’ve had several calls to evacuate persons from flooded properties in Collingham and Girton along with our colleagues from Newark fire station and their rescue boat.

‘We have also covered calls at Clifton pumping out water and further afield with advice and reassuring the local community at Laneham.

‘Special mention to the Bees knees at Laneham who provided refreshments to our crew earlier.’

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There is a flood warning still active in the area according to the Environment Agency:

‘River levels remain high at the Torksey river gauge as a result of Storm Henk. Consequently, flooding is expected to continue. Areas most at risk are Collingham.

‘Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Sunday 07/01/24.’

‘River levels remain high at the Torksey river gauge as a result of Storm Henk. Consequently, flooding is expected to continue. Areas most at risk are access roads and properties in Girton. The A1133 and High Street has flooded, which has isolated the village.’

 

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