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Fire Service dealt with 500 flood incidents

Essex Fire Service said firefighters and control operators dealt with some 500 flood and weather related incidents and calls from around 3pm yesterday.

Of those more than 400 were from Canvey Island - the worst hit area in the county. Seven pumping appliances focused on the south east corner of the island where the flooding was most severe.

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Have to give credit to canvey island fire service for helping de-flood homes and streets last night! #canveyfloods http://t.co/Uxhgqtnrwn

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