Flooding in Goole
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'Horrendous' flash floods hit town

About 50 firefighters have been pumping out homes and businesses in Goole, East Yorkshire, after the town was hit by flash floods.

Humberside Fire Service said it received 135 calls in just three hours as torrential rain and hail fell on the town on Wednesday afternoon.

Resident Christine Sweeting described the torrential rain as ''horrendous''. Goole fire station manager Dave Bristow said crews were even forced to pump out their own flooded fire station.

  • 03 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK