Firefighters rescue people trapped by flash floods

Lightening strikes saw trees fall on two houses in West Yorkshire last night.
Lightening strikes saw trees fall on two houses in West Yorkshire last night.
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Motorists had to be rescued from three cars after becoming trapped by flash floods last night.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service received 60 calls after heavy rain and lightening hit parts of the region early Saturday evening.

The majority came from the area bordering the A1 Corridor, including Kippax, Castleford, Pontefract and South Kirkby.

In a number of cases houses had flooded internally but the fire service said only two needed help with pumping out, and in most cases gardens and roads were affected.

Firefighters were also called after lightening caused trees to fall onto two houses.

But they did not take any further action.

Calls started coming in just after 5pm and went on until 8.30pm.

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