FIREFIGHTERS have received six calls from people needing to be rescued from driving through flooded areas in their cars.

The calls have come from different parts of Worcestershire since yesterday afternoon and this morning and included a family being rescued from a ford in Himbleton, near Droitwich, and a woman in Stanton, near Broadway.

The family were able to walk out of their car through the ford to safety but the woman in Stanton had to be rescued as her four-wheel drive car had got stuck in 4ft deep water.

A spokesman for the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said it was not recommended people drive through water or get out if they get stuck.

She said: “People think they can drive through them then they get stuck but they need to be careful because they can get washed away.”

Three bridges and one main road were closed due to the flooding caused by the pre-Christmas storm which has been predicted to hit again on Friday.