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Kent Fire and Rescue Service attends a range of incidents including fires, road crashes, flooding, rescues from height, mud or confined spaces. It also supports other agencies including Kent Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Martime and Coastguard Agency on a regular basis.

The incidents shown on this page are just a sample of those which may be of interest to the public and media.

Incident
Flooding Advice
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has received a number of calls about flooding in Thanet to areas including: Sandwich, Ramsgate and Broadstairs. 
 
The majority of calls received by KFRS’s emergency control room staff (including those above) did not need immediate assistance. However, KFRS urges everyone in the event of flooding to follow basic safety tips: 
 
Call 999 if you believe there is a risk to life or serious property or environmental damage 
 
Know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water before the flood water enters your home – if in doubt, consult your supplier 
 
Check on your neighbours if its safe to do so 
 
Avoid walking or driving in or near flood water and keep children away from flood water - there could be hidden dangers like sharp objects, raised manhole covers and pollution 
 
Flood water is often deeper than it looks and may be moving quite fast - your vehicle could be swept away or become stranded 
 
If you see a sign to say that the road is closed due to flooding, remember the sign is there for a reason and find an alternative route 
 
When driving make sure you drive to suit the conditions – keep lights on and speeds down, remembering road surfaces will be slippery and your braking distance will be longer 
 
Listen to the local radio, TV and check social media for flood warnings in your area 
 
Visit the Environment Agency website for more advice, flood warnings and to sign up to their Floodline or call 0845 988 1188 
Start date and time
16/09/2016 15:30
Stop date and time
16/09/2016 15:30
Thanet
Kent
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
0
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