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Mother and daughters rescued from Gloucestershire floods

By laura_enfield  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

  • Rescue in Sandhurst

  • Rescued in Sandhurst

  • Tina Bailey with her daughters Beth and Hannah being rescued from their home in Sandhurst

  • The coal merchants in Maisemore

  • Horses stranded near Sandhurst Lane

  • Sandhurst

  • Rudford

  • Near Hartpury

  • Near Hartpury

  • Outside the White Hart pub in Maisemore

  • Maisemore

  • Mitch Wright and Paul Cuff put sandbags round their Maisemore home with a young helper

  • Philippa Townley and son Sebastian Cox were evacuated in Maisemore

  • Maisemore

  • The river at Maisemore

  • The A417 bridge at Maisemore

  • The river at Maisemore

  • Peter Finney and Richard Loveridge from the travelers site in Sandford

  • Tina and Beth

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Villagers from Sandhurst and Maisemore were carried to safety today by the fire service's rescue boat.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service's hovercraft was also launched yesterday to help with rescues and is now on standby in case more families are left stranded.

By this afternoon the service had attended 32 incidents in the county, with nine of these involving moving people to safety.

Tina Bailey and her family were stuck at home for three days after flood water surrounded their home in Base Lane.

She and daughters Hannah Carless, three, and Beth Carless, 19 months, were rescued by the fire boat today.

Partner Andy Carless was also evacuated.

Tina said: "The water was starting to rush with speed down the lane and into our garden.

"It didn't come into the house because it's built on a tump but we didn't want to be stranded there for another three days because of the children."

In Maisemore three Hartpury College students had to be rescued from their home after flood waters spilled into it.

Their neighbour Philippa Townley was evacuated along with her three young children because of fears their home would be flooded.

Paul Cuff was also bracing himself for his home to flood and spent the day piling up sandbags around the property and moving carpets and furniture out of harms way.

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  • laceybrooke  |  November 27 2012, 5:44PM

    i have a spare room if these people with children need to keep warm

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