The West Lancashire Village of Croston suffered catastrophic flooding over the weekend of 26/27 December 2015 when the River Yarrow overflowed. Although the flood water had receded by 29 December, there was a further threat from the River Douglas where part of the embankment had collapsed causing floodwater to cascade into fields over some distance. With more rain forecast, it was a race against time for fire crews from Lancashire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Hereford & Worcester and Avon Fire & Rescue Services. They were assisted by the Police, Environment Agency, the Military and others. A Chinook Helicopter was brought it to drop sandbags in the huge hole that had appeared, whilst High Volume Pumps were in use, pumping water back into the river beyond the beeach.
DK08AHV from Congleton, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service.
DY63XDK from Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service.
J269TTX from Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service.
PF51OVO reserve appliance from Burnley.
PM001 from Press, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service.
PM035 from Burnley.
PM046 from Congleton, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service.
PM164 from Burnley.
PM225 from Hereford & Worcestershire Fire & Rescue Service.
PO13CZZ from Preston.
VO10WEF from Hereford & Worcestershire Fire & Rescue Service.
WP52XMO from Avon Fire & Rescue Service.
The Chinook arrived to drop sandbags.
PO62KCC from Blackburn was at the RV point.
CSU PO11NCU from Fulwood was at the RV point.
PM006 from Hereford & Worcesterhisre Fire & Rescue Service was at Training Centre.
PM063 from Press, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service was also at the Training Centre.
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