RAF chinook helicopter delivers one-tonne sandbags to Lancashire village to avert flooding


The RAF chinook on Meadow Lane in Croston earlier. Credit: @Crostonnews on Facebook

An RAF chinook helicopter has been delivering sandbags weighing a tonne to the Lancashire village of Croston as efforts to avert further flooding continue.

Three severe flood warnings have been issued for the village to the south of Preston after a gap appeared in flood defences on the River Douglas.

twit1South Ribble MP Seema Kennedy thanked the Army for helping the Environment Agency fill the breach.


500 homes were left without power after flooding in the village on Boxing Day. More heavy rain is forecast for the area overnight and into tomorrow as Storm Frank approaches the UK from the Atlantic.twit2

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