Dozens of people were ferried to safety in dinghies after severe flooding at a holiday park.

Around 150 people were believed to be trapped by flooding in a pub as storm winds lashed the south coast in the early hours of the morning.

Fire crews, the coastguard and the RNLI have helped to rescue people trapped by the waters at the Medmerry Holiday Park near Selsey.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said that one person had been taken to hospital.

People from the park made it to the pub where firefighters were helped to ferry them to safety with dinghies.

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A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue said: "Anyone within the vicinity should get to high ground if possible, unless unable to leave their residence."

Sussex Police say they are assisting the operation.

Families and pets were ferried to safety from the holiday camp bar in dinghies this morning with around 150 people believed to be rescued from the holiday park.

A Coastguard spokeswoman added: "HM Coastguard has specialist flood rescue teams who have been deployed alongside emergency service partners throughout the night.

"This response included deployments in Littlehampton and near Selsey, where Coastguard Rescue Teams from Hampshire and Sussex helped rescue residents from flooded areas."

It comes as firefighters also rescued people from their homes in Littlehampton after the River Arun burst its banks.

Around 30 or 40 homes are believed to be affected near Ferry Road and Rope Walk.

The Argus:

Flood waters engulfed homes and warehouses in the town as a deluge of water flowed along the streets.

The Environment Agency released a number of flood alerts for coastal areas of Sussex amid Storm Kathleen and the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind.