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Humberside FRS response to Cumbria floods

7 December 2015

Resources from this region are currently in the North West assisting colleagues from Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service with the effects of the recent heavy rainfall and widespread flooding.

Humberside FRS response to Cumbria floods

Due to the effects of Storm Desmond in Cumbria, the National Co-ordinating Centre has been operating over the weekend. Resources from around the country have been called in to provide extra resources and manpower for local emergency services. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) despatched a Specialist Flood Advisor and an HVP (High Volume Pump) Tactical Advisor during the early hours of Saturday 5 December to travel to the affected region.

At midday on Sunday 6 December a boat and crew were mobilised from Peaks Lane Fire Station in Grimsby. At this point all are still active in the area and will remain so until at least the end of today.

As such events are built into planning, emergency response in the Humberside Service area will not be compromised. Depending on any further developments, further HFRS resources may be requested, but arrangements are in place to have minimal impact on the Service’s ability to respond to emergencies in this area.