Woman and dog rescued from submerged Ford Focus after she drove into flood

A woman has been dramatically rescued along with her dog after ambitiously driving her old Ford Focus deep into a flood.

The 56-year-old found herself in a sticky situation when her vehicle got stuck in water swamping a country road near Maesbury Marsh in Oswestry, Shropshire, BirminghamLive reports.

Shropshire Fire group support issued a travel alert on social media, warning the public not to enter flood water. They shared: "TRAVEL ALERT. Please DO NOT enter flood water @shropsfire crews from @SFRS_Oswestry @SFRS_Baschurch @SFRS_Shrews @SFRS_JBainbr have rescued a 56yo female and dog from partially submerged car near Maesbury Marsh."

The fire service's log detailed the incident, stating: "At 08:53 on Saturday, 9 December, 2023, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting an incident classified as SSC Non Urgent in Oswestry."

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It also mentioned that "2 fire appliances including the Water Rescue Unit were mobilised from Baschurch, Oswestry and Shrewsbury. An Operations officer was in attendance. 1 lady rescued from a partially submerged car which had entered floodwater. Tirfor winch in use."

The Met Office issued another spate of yellow weather warnings affecting huge swathes of the UK today (Saturday, December 9) as Brits brace for more wind and rain.

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Three separate warnings are in place today across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It comes after people across the country spent the last week battling rainy deluges, slippery ice and plummeting temperatures.

A large chunk of the UK including Wales, Northern Ireland, the Midlands, the north and southwest of England have been handed a warning for strong winds. In areas near the Irish Sea gusts could reach up to 70mph while other regions will see wind speeds of 55mph.

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