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Fire Service control room receives more than 100 calls in seven hours during Storm Henk

News / Wed 3rd Jan 2024 at 06:16pm

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THE Control Room received 110 calls between 1pm and 8pm today as Storm Henk brought strong winds and heavy rain to Essex.

Among the incidents we attended were:

  • 3.26pm – a tree fell on a house in Second Avenue, West Thurrock, trapping the occupants inside, and crews from Grays and Brentwood cut off branches to release them
     
  • 4.01pm – a crew from Loughton cut and cleared a tree which had fallen in High Road, Chigwell
     
  • 4.20pm – a crew from Basildon cut and cleared a tree which had fallen in Orsett Road, Horndon on the Hill
     
  • 4.23pm – a crew from Southend cut and cleared a tree which had fallen on a house in Boston Avenue, Southend, trapping the occupants inside
     
  • 4.35pm – an Officer came across a tree which had fallen across Walton Road, Kirby-le-Soken and made the scene safe while a farmer cut the tree and cleared the road
     
  • 5.12pm – a crew from cleared a fallen tree from Childerditch Lane, Brentwood
     
  • 5.38pm – a crew from Colchester cut and cleared a tree which had fallen in The Commons, Colchester
     
  • 6.25pm – a crew from Witham secured a metal shed which was in danger of blowing onto railway lines in Southcote Road, Witham
     
  • 6.46pm – a chimney in Grandview Road, Thundersley was in a precarious position and crews from Rayleigh Weir made it safe
     
  • 7.31pm – crews from Billericay, Chelmsford, Brentwood and Leigh rescued a man from the roof of his vehicle after it got trapped at Buttbury Wash

Remember this safety advice in stormy conditions:

❌ Don’t drive through flood water

✅ Be prepared and plan your journeys

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1 Comment for Fire Service control room receives more than 100 calls in seven hours during Storm Henk:

Resident
2024-01-03 18:52:43

Well done the fire service. But your harlow not one that's our manor why put this out there

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