Flooding in Lancaster

Date: 05/08/2020

Time: 05:27:00

Address: Lentworth Drive, Lancaster

Incident Number: 2008001293

Four fire engines including two swift water rescue teams, the high volume pump and aerial support unit were called to assist at a flooding incident near burrow beck in Lancaster. Multiple properties have been affected by the flood waters and firefighters are assisting in moving any ground floor residents to safety, some of whom are being taken to a nearby rest centre set up by Lancaster City Council at St Pauls Church hall, Scotforth. Crews are currently still in attendance.

 

Update: 09:00hrs –  Fire crews are working alongside patterns from Lancashire Constabulary, Lancaster City Council, Environment Agency and the Great Places Housing Group to assist those people in what is a localised flooding event. There are two multi-storey residential properties and approximately 10 other domestic properties affected by the flood waters. Around 50 people have been affected and firefighters are liaising with these residents. Anyone wishing to be evacuated are being moved to the rest centre in Scotforth. Pumping efforts are also underway in efforts to control and reduce the water levels. There are some road closures in place around the area and members of the public are urged to stay away from the area if possible. No injuries have been reported at the incident.

Update:12:00hrs The number of fire crews dealing with the flooding incident has been reduced to two fire crews and one water rescue team.