Determined East of England staff shine during floods

floodingThe East of England Ambulance Service has hailed the efforts of its staff during recent flooding and is urging members of the public who are returning to their homes to exercise caution.

Crews from the EEAST worked closely with other emergency services and utilised its hazardous area response team and non-emergency patient transport services to help evacuate the most vulnerable in coastal areas of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.  One woman was taken to hospital after being rescued from a boat in King’s Lynn – her condition was not thought to be life threatening.

Director of Service Delivery, Rob Ashford said: “We want to thank our staff for their continued hard work throughout this incident with many doing extra shifts to make sure they were available at key times.

“We worked extremely well with our colleagues in other agencies to ensure that plans were in place and that the public remained safe. We now want to urge that people who are returning to their homes check that it is safe to do so with regards to stagnant water, sewerage and the supply of electricity.”