Child rescued after vehicles stranded in Barcombe flood
A child and several adults were rescued from vehicles stranded in flood waters in the early hours of New Year.
Firefighters from Lewes and Brighton have been called to Barcombe to help six adults and a child who became trapped after several vehicles got stuck in the early hours.
A van and a car were stranded deep in flood water along the road.
Barcombe Mills Road remains closed and impassable due to the flooding and stranded vehicles blocking the road.
A spokesman for Lewes Fire Station urged people not to bypass roadblock signs along the road.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue confirmed the drivers of the vehicles had pushed aside the barriers to drive down the road.
Flood warnings are in place for Barcombe Mills as well as several other parts of Sussex after rain yesterday and overnight.
Those in the affected areas are urged to get family, pets and vehicles to safety and to move possessions upstairs or to a safe place.
People are also being urged to keep up to date with the latest flood risk situation in their area by signing up for flood alerts by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
Flood warnings apply to the following areas:
- Barcombe Mills
- Hellingly and Horsebridge
- Langney Haven in Langney, Willingdon and Eastbourne, including Shinewater Park
- Mock Bridge to Betley Bridge near Shermanbury on the River Adur
- River Rother at Fittleworth
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