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Flood Emergency: Littlehampton and Newhaven Grapple with Rising Waters

emergency Contact Protocols Issued for Residents Needing Rescue Services

Littlehampton is currently grappling with a severe flooding crisis as areas around Rope Walk and Ferry Road are submerged, a situation exacerbated by the River Arun bursting its banks. The West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (WSFRS) is spearheading rescue operations, offering assistance to those affected and striving to control the flood’s impact.

In these challenging times, fire crews are actively engaged in pumping out water in an effort to safeguard residences and businesses in the flood-hit zones. A WSFRS spokesperson has relayed vital information and guidance for the community, emphasizing the urgency of staying indoors if it is safe and moving to upper levels to avoid the floodwaters.

Newhaven Denton island flooded
Denton Island Newhaven

For residents facing imminent danger, the spokesperson underscored the importance of calling 999 to reach the Fire and Rescue Service or the Coastguard for life-saving assistance. The public is also urged to avoid the affected areas, enabling emergency teams to conduct their operations efficiently and safely.

Adding to the region’s woes, parts of Newhaven are also experiencing severe flooding. Waters have enveloped the West Quay, and numerous vehicles parked on Denton Island find themselves inundated. This extension of the flooding crisis underlines the widespread nature of the emergency, impacting various communities and necessitating a broad-based response effort.

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