Caravan park flooded and five rescued from trapped car as more rain hits Hampshire (From Daily Echo)
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Caravan park flooded and five rescued from trapped car as more rain hits Hampshire
A caravan park was flooded and five people rescued from a trapped car as more rains hit Hampshire today.
The drama came as wind and rain swept across the county, and the Environment Agency issued 28 flood alerts in the south, including six in Hampshire.
The worst hit areas are in Hursley, Soberton, Droxford, Meonstoke, Corhampton, Exton, Warnford, West Meon and East Meon.
Bishops Sutton, Hambleton and Kings Somborne and Little Somborne are also on flooding alert.
Meanwhile, this afternoon five people had to be rescued after they drove into a flooded road in Laundry Lane, Heckfield, near Hook, at 1pm.
Firefighters used rafts to rescue them after the car became submerged.
Elsewhere, fire crews spent three hours pumping water from Solent Breezes Caravan Park in Chilling Lane, Warsash.
No residents at the park, part of which was under more than a metre of water, were affected by the flood.
At Titchfield the ground floor of two homes in Hewitt Close were flooded after drains over-flowed during intense rainfall this morning.
Residents moved upstairs while crews pumped the water out of their homes.
David Jordan, director of operations at the agency, said: "Although the rain is set to ease a little in the coming days, the ground is still very wet and river levels remain high, so we would ask people to keep up to date with the latest warnings and stay prepared for flooding."
The Met Office has predicted that tommorow, sunny intervals are predicted in the morning with heavy rain returning in the afternoon.
Figures suggest the soggy Christmas is set to make 2012 the wettest years since records began in 1910.
Before this month, the average rainfall for the year was 1,202mm, which is 13th in the list of wettest years.
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