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RNLI deployed to Exeter as River Exe flooding is 'imminent'

By Rich_Booth  |  Posted: November 25, 2012

  • RNLI deployed to Exeter as River Exe flooding is 'imminent'

  • Sandbags placed outside The Waterfront on Exeter Quay

  • RNLI deployed to Exeter as River Exe flooding is 'imminent'

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Businesses are preparing for the worst on Exeter Quay tonight after Floodline has described flooding on the River Exe as 'imminent'.

Sandbags have been laid in the hope to save the buildings along the quayside.

The RNLI’s south west Flood Rescue Team have tonight (Saturday 24 November) been tasked to assist the emergency services in Exeter, Devon.

The team that’s made up of RNLI lifeboat crew volunteers, who are trained in flood rescue techniques, will be responding to the city with two inshore lifeboats.

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Fears are that the worst is yet to come as hightide is expected at 3am.

Keep checking the site for updates.

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