Flood Risk Awareness - heavy rain expected over next 48 hours.
Levels in our rivers and watercourses are still relatively high, the ground is saturated and a period of rain is expected in the area soon - there is currently an amber warning from the Met Office for rain and a yellow warning from the Environment Agency(EA) for flooding linked to the Great Ouse, its tributaries and network of drains.
Residents should take reasonable precautions now to keep their homes and buildings secure; proactive action is always better than response in relation to such issues.
The attached flow chart diagram outlines responsibilities around flooding. If there are early signs of issues, and you are aware of problems within your communities, please use the attached flow chart to request the support you need from the relevant organisations. The District Council does not have a duty to provide sandbags to residents or businesses and only keeps a small stock for live emergencies.
These links may also be of use if you live in area at risk of flooding.
https://www.fws.environment-agency.gov.uk/app/olr/register this will allow you to register for EA notifications if you are in an area which may be at risk.
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings which has details of information on current flood alerts in place.
Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:42 by Kim Loader