Fire service praise public for taking care during wet weather

Flooding at the Bedgrove junction

Flooding at the Bedgrove junction

A Bucks fire chief has thanked the public for taking extra care during the wet weather.

Greg Smith, deputy group manager at Bucks Fire and Rescue said the fire service had been ‘very quiet’ in terms of weather-related incidents over the last week.

He said: “We would like to thank the public for their vigilance and care in recent weeks.

“It has been quieter than previous periods of flooding and wet weather and we put that down to people following our advice and not doing things that are dangerous.”

Mr Smith said the majority of weather-related calls the fire service received were due to people ignoring advice and taking risks.

He said: “We have had a few incidents of people ignoring road closed signs, going down the roads and getting stuck in flood water.

“We would urge people to obey these signs because they are there for a reason.

“Also, if the weather is very bad we suggest people only travel if it is essential.

“If you are driving and there is a sudden heavy shower or hailstorm, they are usually quite brief, so we would encourage people to pull over and wait for it to pass.

“Overall, from a fire service point of view the recent period has been quiet and that is good news.”




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