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Responding to the floods – Leamington Rescue Centre

On Saturday I was one of the many St John Ambulance members that responded to the national disaster caused by the flooding across England. My own involvement was minimal, but other members contributed a great towards the rescue efforts.

In total over 100 volunteers were involved around the country to help those effected by the flooding. This was done through ambulances and 4×4 vehicles helping to support the ambulance services and assisting with 24 hour rescue centres.

My own involvement involved helping to set-up a rescue centre in Leamington to provide a safe area for people that were to be evacuated. Although the river did burst its banks and a large amount of flooding occurred thankfully nobody needed to evacuate to the rescue centre and the centre was later closed down.

For more information on how St John Ambulance came to peoples aid see St John Ambulance called into action as floods strike again.