Fire service receives 32 flood-related calls in Bristol area
Firefighters in the Bristol area had 32 calls related to flooding last night which included rescuing a family with a 12-month-old baby and pumping out water from a Tesco superstore.
The family with the baby, who became trapped in floodwater in Aldwick Lane, near Blagdon, called Avon Fire and Rescue Service for help at about 10.30pm and fire crews gave advice over the phone.
A rescue crew with a boat was then brought from Bedminster to take them to dry land. They were then passed over to the care of ambulance crews.
At 1.23am crews spent five hours pumping out large volumes of water from the Tesco store in Thornbury after the store became flooded.
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And many residents living in Soundwell Road, Kingswood, Bristol were forced to leave their homes when the block of flats became flooded.
Fire crews used an aquavac to mop up large volumes of water. Crews also pumped out water from garages in Paulton.
Areas of North Somerset were also under water with Salthouse Fields playground in Clevedon a no-go area and difficult conditions on the Portbury to Failand lane.
Six people also had to be rescued from caravans in Somerset during heavy rain overnight.
The rescue - which took place in the early hours of Sunday at Blue Anchor near Minehead - saw fire crews use boats to reach the stranded people.