Sykes Pumps cut emergency reaction times with new innovation

Sykes Pumps are delighted to introduce a new concept in emergency pumping by unveiling our revolutionary Rapid Response unit. The main feature of our latest innovation is its lightweight frame which allows it to be legally towed by vans and other medium sized vehicles.

Complying with all industry regulations, the Rapid Response pump negates the need for delivery lorries, tahcographs and – perhaps most importantly – any additional manpower. The unit can be attached, delivered and set up by a single operative, simplifying the whole process between transportation and installation.

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Torrential downpour leaves the North East in turmoil

Although many people in the UK have long-accepted that summer is over for another year, residents in the North East have been left in absolutely no doubt after flash floods swept the region in mid-September. Severe weather warnings have been issued across the region, but also further afield including Barnstaple, Devon and other parts of the country.

Motorists in Teesside were forced to abandon their vehicles on submerged roads, prompting the Met Office to urge locals to take “urgent action” and avoid being caught out. The A66 was subsequently closed in both directions between Middlesbrough and Redcar causing major disruption to those travelling home or to work. Many were forced to wade through knee-high water to get to their intended destinations.

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