Six calls received from people stuck in their cars in floods in Worcestershire

Worcester News: Six calls received from people stuck in their cars in floods in Worcestershire Six calls received from people stuck in their cars in floods in Worcestershire

FIREFIGHTERS have received six calls from people needing to be rescued from driving through flooded areas in their cars.

The calls have come from different parts of Worcestershire since yesterday afternoon and this morning and included a family being rescued from a ford in Himbleton, near Droitwich, and a woman in Stanton, near Broadway.

The family were able to walk out of their car through the ford to safety but the woman in Stanton had to be rescued as her four-wheel drive car had got stuck in 4ft deep water.

A spokesman for the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said it was not recommended people drive through water or get out if they get stuck.

She said: “People think they can drive through them then they get stuck but they need to be careful because they can get washed away.”

Three bridges and one main road were closed due to the flooding caused by the pre-Christmas storm which has been predicted to hit again on Friday.

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2:49pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Redhillman says...

The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.
The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is. Redhillman

3:32pm Tue 24 Dec 13

broken6 says...

Jailed? At least you're not overacting! Maybe when they're in prison we could fine them for wasting the prison services time and resources?
Jailed? At least you're not overacting! Maybe when they're in prison we could fine them for wasting the prison services time and resources? broken6

5:12pm Tue 24 Dec 13

pinkfluff says...

Redhillman wrote:
The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.
I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.
[quote][p][bold]Redhillman[/bold] wrote: The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is. pinkfluff

7:10pm Tue 24 Dec 13

saucerer says...

pinkfluff wrote:
Redhillman wrote:
The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.
I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.
That's why fords have depth markers and why signs are deployed if fords are impassable. It seems it's never the driver's fault when they encounter difficulties despite these measures being in place.
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redhillman[/bold] wrote: The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.[/p][/quote]That's why fords have depth markers and why signs are deployed if fords are impassable. It seems it's never the driver's fault when they encounter difficulties despite these measures being in place. saucerer

11:31pm Tue 24 Dec 13

tub_thumper says...

They should count theirselves lucky. They may have ended up in a worse fate if they waited until the firemen go on strike!
They should count theirselves lucky. They may have ended up in a worse fate if they waited until the firemen go on strike! tub_thumper

9:46am Wed 25 Dec 13

pinkfluff says...

saucerer wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
Redhillman wrote:
The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.
I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.
That's why fords have depth markers and why signs are deployed if fords are impassable. It seems it's never the driver's fault when they encounter difficulties despite these measures being in place.
That's really helpful for most people but with my very poor spatial awareness it wouldn't benefit me unfortunately. That's just the way I am, which is why I don't drive through water ever.....way too scary.
[quote][p][bold]saucerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redhillman[/bold] wrote: The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.[/p][/quote]That's why fords have depth markers and why signs are deployed if fords are impassable. It seems it's never the driver's fault when they encounter difficulties despite these measures being in place.[/p][/quote]That's really helpful for most people but with my very poor spatial awareness it wouldn't benefit me unfortunately. That's just the way I am, which is why I don't drive through water ever.....way too scary. pinkfluff

12:11am Sat 28 Dec 13

Guy66 says...

pinkfluff wrote:
Redhillman wrote:
The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.
I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.
They have gauges at the side showing how deep they are, it's designed for simple folk!
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redhillman[/bold] wrote: The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.[/p][/quote]They have gauges at the side showing how deep they are, it's designed for simple folk! Guy66

12:12am Sat 28 Dec 13

Guy66 says...

pinkfluff wrote:
saucerer wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
Redhillman wrote:
The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.
I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.
That's why fords have depth markers and why signs are deployed if fords are impassable. It seems it's never the driver's fault when they encounter difficulties despite these measures being in place.
That's really helpful for most people but with my very poor spatial awareness it wouldn't benefit me unfortunately. That's just the way I am, which is why I don't drive through water ever.....way too scary.
Poor spatial awareness - time to declare your condition to DVLA
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saucerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redhillman[/bold] wrote: The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.[/p][/quote]That's why fords have depth markers and why signs are deployed if fords are impassable. It seems it's never the driver's fault when they encounter difficulties despite these measures being in place.[/p][/quote]That's really helpful for most people but with my very poor spatial awareness it wouldn't benefit me unfortunately. That's just the way I am, which is why I don't drive through water ever.....way too scary.[/p][/quote]Poor spatial awareness - time to declare your condition to DVLA Guy66

2:19pm Sat 28 Dec 13

pinkfluff says...

Guy66 wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
saucerer wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
Redhillman wrote:
The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.
I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.
That's why fords have depth markers and why signs are deployed if fords are impassable. It seems it's never the driver's fault when they encounter difficulties despite these measures being in place.
That's really helpful for most people but with my very poor spatial awareness it wouldn't benefit me unfortunately. That's just the way I am, which is why I don't drive through water ever.....way too scary.
Poor spatial awareness - time to declare your condition to DVLA
Shhhhh Mum's the word Guy66 lol
[quote][p][bold]Guy66[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saucerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redhillman[/bold] wrote: The drivers who got stuck in fords need to either be fined for the emergency services' time and resources in rescuing them, banned from driving or jailed for putting other lives in danger or even all three. I don't know why people act so stupid and irresponsibly when it's clear to see water levels in fords are high enough not to pass through while there are depth markers on the approaches to fords to show how high the water is.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't be able to tell how deep flood water is.[/p][/quote]That's why fords have depth markers and why signs are deployed if fords are impassable. It seems it's never the driver's fault when they encounter difficulties despite these measures being in place.[/p][/quote]That's really helpful for most people but with my very poor spatial awareness it wouldn't benefit me unfortunately. That's just the way I am, which is why I don't drive through water ever.....way too scary.[/p][/quote]Poor spatial awareness - time to declare your condition to DVLA[/p][/quote]Shhhhh Mum's the word Guy66 lol pinkfluff

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