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Flooding - Huntingdonshire

An update on flooding affecting Cambridgeshire, from Area Commander Simon Newton:

"It’s been incredibly busy for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service since yesterday afternoon and overnight across Cambridgeshire as a result of significant rainfall.

"We’ve seen widespread flooding across the county. Residents in parts of Ramsey, Alconbury, Earith and Broughton have had to leave their homes due to the severity, along with a number of residents elsewhere in the county.

"Crews worked overnight to assist those stuck in their homes as a result of flooding, and we’ve assisted those who’ve become stranded in vehicles in flood water. We’ve also been working to pump water out of areas worst affected.

"We’ve been working closely with partners and have been supporting operations with regular tactical and strategic co-ordination meetings that have been taking place throughout the night. The situation was declared a major incident yesterday evening.

"Since the first call came in at around 1pm, our Combined Fire Control have received over 400 calls, and we have attended many incidents.

"Call volumes are still high which we expect to continue as the weather front moves into Suffolk.

"We are continuing to respond to flood related incidents and ensure affected communities are safe.

"Residents are reminded to keep out of flood water and only travel if essential. We’d encourage everyone to sign up for their local flood alerts, and follow the advice about what to do if you are affected by flooding.

"Our thoughts are with all those who’ve been affected by the flooding.

"For any residents who’ve had to leave their homes as a result of flooding, a rest centre has been set up at One Leisure in Huntingdon."