South Yorkshire flooding- key facts

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue declared a major incident at around 10.30pm on Thursday 7 November as a result of widespread flooding across the county.

Our one, key safety message is do not enter flood water– either in your car or on foot.

Key facts:

  • Our 999 control operators have taken more than 2500 emergency calls, not just relating to flooding, since then
  • We’ve carried out around 290 rescues
  • We’re being supported by neighbouring fire and rescue services and national assets- including extra heavy pumping equipment  and extra boats
  • We’ve pumped more than 75 million litres away from flood hit areas

This content was last updated on November 14th, 2019