RAYNET active in flooding

| December 11, 2015

RAYNET groups in the north of England and Scotland were active during last weekend’s flooding incidents.

In Lancashire, Central Lancs group were called out on Saturday at 10.35am and the other two groups put on standby, Ribble Valley RAYNET having already been called out.

Operators were on the ground and sent to attend Control, the CCTV centre, the Environment Agency Incident Room and Clitheroe Control.

RAYNET was stood down at 8pm.

In Scotland, Lothians RAYNET were placed on standby on Saturday at 3.30pm.

Two Lothians 4×4 response vehicles were at Hawick and Newcastleton.

The group were finally stood down at 8.25am on Sunday.

Northumberland RAYNET was placed on standby at 9pm Saturday for possible deployment to the Haydon Bridge area of Northumberland.

They were stood down at 7.10am on Sunday morning.

Cumbria RAYNET was called out at 8am Monday, but deployment was difficult as most roads were already completely flooded.

Patterdale suffered a loss of communications. The group were stood down at 4pm when communications began to be restored.

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