Woman rescued from flood water in Bodenham

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A WOMAN and her dog were rescued from flood water in Bodenham this morning.

The emergency services were called to Bowley Lane where a woman was trapped in her car in deep water.

One fire engine from Leominster was called to the scene at 11.20am along with boats from Hereford and Worcester and a water first responder from Bromyard.

The fire service have been called to a number of flood-related incidents since yesterday and advise people not to drive through flood water as it can be impossible to tell how deep it is.

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4:36pm Fri 21 Dec 12

nickt2635 says...

Anybody who is stupid enough to drive into flood water and get stuck should be made to pay the FULL price of their rescue, and if they've gone through "Road Closed" signs they should get a hefty fine on top!!!
Anybody who is stupid enough to drive into flood water and get stuck should be made to pay the FULL price of their rescue, and if they've gone through "Road Closed" signs they should get a hefty fine on top!!! nickt2635
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6:23am Sat 22 Dec 12

Biomech says...

I drive through floods. But use some common sense - I know my van will get through nearly 3ft, my car on the other hand would die in 10 inches.
I drive through floods. But use some common sense - I know my van will get through nearly 3ft, my car on the other hand would die in 10 inches. Biomech
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11:12am Sat 22 Dec 12

cofhereford says...

She was local so should be aware of this flood and the cost of all services to get her
She was local so should be aware of this flood and the cost of all services to get her cofhereford
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1:10pm Sat 22 Dec 12

littlewhitebull says...

I am glad the woman and her dog are safe. However, it does not surprise me that some people think flood water is only a slight hazard, when they can not be sure of the depth of the flood. Just over the Welsh border, I was in a queuenot of traffic waiting in turn to negotiate a flooded road. Each vehicle waited patiently whilst one vehicle passed through the water. However, a driver of a 4x4 decided to jump the queue and overtake the car travelling through the water, causing a huge surge of water to travel down a nearby driveway into a neighbouring property. Luckily, the car was not swamped and the house's sandbags stopped the worst of the water.
I am glad the woman and her dog are safe. However, it does not surprise me that some people think flood water is only a slight hazard, when they can not be sure of the depth of the flood. Just over the Welsh border, I was in a queuenot of traffic waiting in turn to negotiate a flooded road. Each vehicle waited patiently whilst one vehicle passed through the water. However, a driver of a 4x4 decided to jump the queue and overtake the car travelling through the water, causing a huge surge of water to travel down a nearby driveway into a neighbouring property. Luckily, the car was not swamped and the house's sandbags stopped the worst of the water. littlewhitebull
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3:50pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Biomech says...

A little bit of a fun fact - there is now, officially, no such thing as "common sense", as, in order to qualify as "common", the ideas need to be held by the majority. Which they no longer are - "commons sense" is now a minority thinking.

Like I say, I drive through some floods in my van because it has a much bigger clearance than my sports car. I really wish people would just use their brains.
A little bit of a fun fact - there is now, officially, no such thing as "common sense", as, in order to qualify as "common", the ideas need to be held by the majority. Which they no longer are - "commons sense" is now a minority thinking. Like I say, I drive through some floods in my van because it has a much bigger clearance than my sports car. I really wish people would just use their brains. Biomech
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11:29am Sun 23 Dec 12

littlewhitebull says...

Biomech wrote:
A little bit of a fun fact - there is now, officially, no such thing as "common sense", as, in order to qualify as "common", the ideas need to be held by the majority. Which they no longer are - "commons sense" is now a minority thinking.

Like I say, I drive through some floods in my van because it has a much bigger clearance than my sports car. I really wish people would just use their brains.
A great quote, Biomech. Yes common sense is a bygone phrase. Everybody has a brain - a minority never use that incredible organ.
Happy Christmas.
[quote][p][bold]Biomech[/bold] wrote: A little bit of a fun fact - there is now, officially, no such thing as "common sense", as, in order to qualify as "common", the ideas need to be held by the majority. Which they no longer are - "commons sense" is now a minority thinking. Like I say, I drive through some floods in my van because it has a much bigger clearance than my sports car. I really wish people would just use their brains.[/p][/quote]A great quote, Biomech. Yes common sense is a bygone phrase. Everybody has a brain - a minority never use that incredible organ. Happy Christmas. littlewhitebull
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1:42pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Biomech says...

Also, hastag #HFDTraffic and tweet @HFDTraffic

It'll be a slow process, but I'll try and get it off the ground. The more people tweet me, the less I have to do myself and I can just RT - makes the whole thing more efficient
Also, hastag #HFDTraffic and tweet @HFDTraffic It'll be a slow process, but I'll try and get it off the ground. The more people tweet me, the less I have to do myself and I can just RT - makes the whole thing more efficient Biomech
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3:22pm Sun 23 Dec 12

trucking says...

Bit of advice, dont drive through floods unless you have to, check where your air intake for your engine is, most are in the front grill, if water gets into your air intake and into your engine it could cause massive internal damage as water cant be compessed it bends conrods, valves and ive seen crank shafts break (very very expensive). It can also cause problems with youre electrics (again very very expensive).if its possible to take a diverted route, take it or you could regret it.
Bit of advice, dont drive through floods unless you have to, check where your air intake for your engine is, most are in the front grill, if water gets into your air intake and into your engine it could cause massive internal damage as water cant be compessed it bends conrods, valves and ive seen crank shafts break (very very expensive). It can also cause problems with youre electrics (again very very expensive).if its possible to take a diverted route, take it or you could regret it. trucking
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5:36pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Helba01 says...

Any idea who this person is? i know someone who lives around there and she would be stupid enough to drive into deep water.
Any idea who this person is? i know someone who lives around there and she would be stupid enough to drive into deep water. Helba01
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11:08pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Biomech says...

You can also get swept away - it doesn't take a lot of water to lift a car up.
You can also get swept away - it doesn't take a lot of water to lift a car up. Biomech
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9:47am Mon 24 Dec 12

littlewhitebull says...

Some very sound advice from trucking and Biomech. Sadly, some idiots will not heed such sensible advice. The force of water is truly amazinge - just watch the Wye, Lugg, Monnow, etc. Even water flooding onto the road can be quite awesome, yet some motorists treat it as a game - very, very dangerous.
Some very sound advice from trucking and Biomech. Sadly, some idiots will not heed such sensible advice. The force of water is truly amazinge - just watch the Wye, Lugg, Monnow, etc. Even water flooding onto the road can be quite awesome, yet some motorists treat it as a game - very, very dangerous. littlewhitebull
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9:56pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Marian June says...

I am glad the woman and her dog were ok. I was in a very dangerous motoring incident, with my dog, but my poor dog died. It must have been very scare for that woman. I live near Bowley Lane so it could have easily of been me. I will not drive out in the rain now. It's not worth the risk. Remember the magistrate in Worcester who died in his car when it was swept into flood waters. He was a magistrate, a very sensible person, yet it happened to HIM!! It can happen to anyone. There for the grace of God go us all.
I am glad the woman and her dog were ok. I was in a very dangerous motoring incident, with my dog, but my poor dog died. It must have been very scare for that woman. I live near Bowley Lane so it could have easily of been me. I will not drive out in the rain now. It's not worth the risk. Remember the magistrate in Worcester who died in his car when it was swept into flood waters. He was a magistrate, a very sensible person, yet it happened to HIM!! It can happen to anyone. There for the grace of God go us all. Marian June
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