Greater Manchester Flooding

  • Call out for year: 79
  • Date: 26/12/15
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Grid ref:
  • Type of incident: Non mountain (Other) Other()
  • Team members involved: 8
  • Time taken: 9
  • Total man hours: 72

Incident report

Eight members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team with specialist skills took part in a joint Peak District regionalFlood 1 Flood 2mountain rescue response to assist with the severe flooding in Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Buxton members with two team vehicles joined with members from all the other Peak teams when called to assist in a coordinated multi agency action to help evacuate people at risk in the areas threatened by the rising waters.  Buxton members were first tasked to assist Oldham team at Littleborough but were then re-tasked to Salford as the River Irwell broke it’s banks.

Team members assisted the police, fire and other agencies until it was declared that the water level was falling and life was no-longer in danger.

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