HOW well do you remember the summer floods of 2007?

It’s hard to believe that it’s already 13 years since the skies opened on Freaky Friday, July 20, 2007, and dumped a Biblical amount of rainfall on us and making it a crazy start to the summer holidays.

So where were you when the monsoon-type rain forced drivers to abandon cars, caused schools and homes to be evacuated and brought power cuts which caused chaos across the county and neighbouring Herefordshire?

Firefighters, ambulance crews and police were in overdrive rescuing both young and old. Were you one of the 550 children were carried out by firefighters from flooded Cherry Orchard Primary School in Worcester? Did you witness dozens of pensioners being lifted to safety by firefighters when their care home Timberdine Resource Centre was swept with water?

Do you recognise yourself in any of the pictures? Do you remember having to remove shoes and socks just to get across the road?

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It was an unscheduled, exciting end of term for the pupils at Cherry Orchard, where the school was engulfed by floodwater.

Meanwhile, as pupils across Worcestershire were sent home early because of the torrential rain, some were left stranded when buses were cancelled.

Flood defence barriers went up across the area, first of all in Bewdley, followed by Worcester and Upton-upon-Severn.

Across the county, hundreds of roads were closed leaving scores of motorists stranded as only four main routes were left out of Worcester and a power cut hit 12,000 people in St Peter’s, Whittington, Powick and Kempsey, after an electricity substation in Timberdine was flooded.

Traffic lights in Sidbury, Worcester, failed causing traffic chaos and there was disruption to public transport when train services between Worcester and Hereford were cancelled and services between Worcester and Birmingham axed due to a landslip near Droitwich.

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