Firefighters rescue residents in flooding incidents

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Flooding incidents in Strathclyde and Dumfries and Galloway areas

Floodinf New Cumnock

Photo of flooding at Cumnock -  courtesy of New Cumnock Now and Then web site 

From approximately 08:00am until 6:00pm today, Monday 30 December 2013,  the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) attended 140 incidents within the Strathclyde and Dumfries and Galloway areas.

Fifty-five of these incidents involved a combination of flooding and water rescues.

Some incidents of significant note within the Dumfries and Galloway area include the evacuation of 28 local residents in Kirkconnel and one elderly female rescued from a stranded car in Moffat.

Whilst in the Strathclyde area local crews have rescued 15 residents from six properties affected by flood water in the New Cumnock area and have assisted the local authority in using sand bags to prevent any localised flooding within the Carmyle area of Glasgow.

There is currently an on-going incident within area of Dumfries and Galloway where a multi-agency approach is being used to evacuate two adults and four children from a farm in Closeburn.

In these extreme flooding conditions, particularly within the Ayrshire and Dumfries, SFRS are working closely with our multi agency partners to ensure a coordinated response to these significant events.