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Floods spark huge 999 operation
FIREFIGHTERS faced more than 200 emergencies at the height of the flooding.
Police dealt with more than 100 incidents.
Officers were called as torrential rain wreaked havoc on homes, businesses and roads.
Police and coastguards were also called into action as the misery continued throughout the day and into the morning.
A couple had to be airlifted from their car by coastguard helicopter at Litton Cheney.
The mopping up was underway today but emergency crews have warned people that the danger has not subsided.
Many areas are still under water and people are being urged not to take any risks.
Chief Superintendent David Griffith said: “We advise motorists to exercise caution while driving and to show concern for other road users and nearby properties.
“Consideration should be given to the depth of the water. Do not take risks driving through flood waters.
“This is not just important for motorists’ own vehicles but also in view of other people’s property as the spray caused by driving through deep water can lead to waves, flooding adjacent properties and vehicles.
“The multi-agency resilience forum will continue to monitor the situation overnight.
“Today, between midnight and 6pm in the afternoon, Dorset Police dealt with in excess of 100 weather related incidents while maintaining service to around 380 other non flood related incidents.”
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