RAF chinook helicopter delivers one-tonne sandbags to Lancashire village to avert flooding December 29th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Shares Comments 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. South 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. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!