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Farmers battle the weather as 170 sheep stranded by rising flood water

Fire crews spent two hours moving 170 sheep to safety after they were ‘marooned’ on an island surrounded by rising flood water.

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IMAGE: Jayne Waring
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Farmers battle the weather as sheep stranded by rising flood water

The incident happened at about 4pm on Saturday (March 16) when the River Ribble burst its bank on Preston New Road, Samlesbury.

 

Firefighters from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene, helping the farmer move the sheep to higher ground.

 

It came as a lambing shed in Wigglesworth, North Yorkshire, was also flooded as the region was hit by Storm Gareth and Storm Hannah.


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All ewes and lambs are reportedly safe and healthy.

 

 

Areas of Wales recorded a maximum wind gust of 73 mph on Saturday, with the region also home to the highest rainfall of 137.6mm that day.

 

Warnings

Natural Resources Wales said river levels were falling but many warnings were still in place.

 

North Wales Police said Bangor on Dee in Wrexham had been ‘impassable’ yesterday (March 17) and urged travellers to avoid using surround roads.

 

A spokesperson added: “Please do not ignore these warning signs or try your luck.”

Twenty flood warnings continue to remain in place where flooding is expected, namely by the River Ouse, River Severn and River Swale.

 

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “Remember to avoid driving through floodwaters. Just 30cm of water can be enough to move your car – it is not worth the risk.”

 

For more information on flood warnings, click here.

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