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Flood Warning

26th July 2013 Help & Advice, Nottingham County Council Tags: , , , 0 Comments

There is a chance that more surface water flooding could affect areas of the county this weekend. The Met Office have warned that several heavy showers could fall on Saturday afternoon with predictions of 30-50mm of rain.

It is not possible to predict the exact location of the showers.

The County Council is on stand-by and will be working with the emergency services and other organisations within the county to respond to flood emergencies and support local communities that may be affected by the rainfall.

People are advised to check the Met Office weather forecasts and the Environment Agency website for flood details. Also, listen to the local radio for traffic disruption information.

Residents at risk of flooding are encouraged to put flood protection measures in place to protect their property.

Households which rely on sandbags to help protect their property should purchase them in advance from local DIY stores and builders merchants as local authorities may not be able to respond to all sandbags requests if flooding is widespread. In such instances councils will give priority to those residents who are vulnerable, at greatest risk and are unable to help themselves.

Drivers are warned to think before they drive through flood water as they risk
getting stuck and may inadvertently cause flooding to nearby properties.

Chris Charnley, from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Highways Team, said:

“We have gulley emptiers on standby over the weekend, as they have been over the last few days. We also have staff who we can call out if needs be to help remove fallen trees and clear roads.

“We’re providing sandbags for residents affected by Tuesday’s flooding for people to collect from the Southwell Town Council building. We will be keeping a close eye on things over the next few days and will be ready to respond.”

For up to date information visit the County Council’s website at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/disruption or follow the authority on Twitter
@Nottscc

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