Only call 999 in emergencies, ask West Sussex rescue service

WEST SUSSEX Fire and Rescue Service has asked residents to only call 999 in “real emergency situations”.

Monday, 11th June 2012, 2:49 pm

The plea comes as the control room has been inundated with calls, due to heavy rain and flood-related incidents, today (Monday, June 11).

A spokesman said: “We are working with partner agencies and support from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to resolve these incidents as soon as possible but are appealing to the public to only dial 999 in a real emergency situation.

“Transport via the road network in the south west of the county is difficult with many roads closed or impassable due to flooding. We urge people to only travel if absolutely essential and to allow extra time.”