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Fire service issues safety tips after firefighters rescue two people from car in flooded Raspberry Hill Lane, Iwade

Motorists are being advised to take extra care in bad weather conditions after two people had to be rescued from their car in a flooded lane.

Two fire engines and a water safety unit were sent to Raspberry Hill Lane in Iwade, near Sittingbourne at about 1.30pm after the vehicle had become stranded in flood water.

Flooding in Raspberry Hill Lane, Iwade. Stock picture
Flooding in Raspberry Hill Lane, Iwade. Stock picture

When crews arrived, one of the occupants had climbed onto the roof of the car.

Firefighters in dry suits entered the water to rescue the pair and lead them to safety, before passing them into the care of paramedics.

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "The public are being advised to avoid the road due to flooding.

"We are reminding the public to take extra care during the current weather conditions and follow a few simple steps.

"Avoid driving or walking through flood water, it's often deeper than it looks, never ignore signs about road closures due to flooding, consider your safety at all times and don't take unnecessary risks on the roads."

The rescue coincided with a flood alert this afternoon for the entire coastline between Medway and Faversham, including Sheppey and Sittingbourne.

The high tide was at 12.45pm, with flooding possible two hours either side.

The Environment Agency warned people to be prepared. It said: "We are expecting higher than normal tides over the next three days and may be issuing further messages during this time."

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