Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | July 9, 2012

Fire Call, 7th of July, Relief crew for flooding at Yealmpton.

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At 13:20 on the 7th of July, Yelverton appliance was sent to Yealmpton to relieve appliances there dealing with a flood. The  river Yealm which was in flash flood was backed up against the bridge which was unable to cope with the flow, causing the bridge to act as a dam. Initially pumping was fruitless as the volume of water was to great.  Eventually, as the water subsided Yelverton became the only appliance left at the scene and the crew assisted the Environment Agency pump water from the houses and surrounding area. The crew used the light portable pump to clear water outside and our Mini Injector pump to clear water from indoors, the mini Injector pump was particulaly effective. I have included some photos, more in the gallery to follow.

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