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Storm Dennis causes four flood water call-outs across Berkshire

Fire crews from Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service (RBFRS) were called to four flood water incidents, as a consequence of Storm Dennis.

Firefighters from Wokingham, Whitley Wood and the Water Rescue Unit from Caversham Road Fire Station were called to Mill Lane, Sindlesham just after 5am this morning (17/02/20), where they had to free one man from water using rescue equipment.

Firefighters were at the scene for around three hours.

RBFRS then received reports of a vehicle stuck in flood water on Wasing Lane, Aldermaston, just after 7am this morning (17/02/20).

A crew from Mortimer and another crew from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene, though the individual trapped in the car was towed to survival just before crews arrived.

However, they were on the scene for 30 minutes, to ensure the person was okay.

They were also called to two incidents in Mortimer over the course of the weekend (15-16 February) where drivers had become stuck in flood water, though they were safe by the time crews arrived.

RBFRS are warning drivers to take caution when driving, saying that just 30cm of flood water can make a car float.

They added, drivers should turn around and find another route if they encounter flooding on a road.

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