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Proactive measures for latest weather warning

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With a further Yellow Weather Warning for rain forecast overnight (10pm Friday, January 13, until 12pm on Saturday, January 14), residents are advised to take protective measures where possible, including installing flood gates where they have been provided by the Local Authority. 

The latest Weather Warning comes on the back of a particularly wet period that has seen consistent rainfall over recent days and weeks, leaving the ground saturated and leading to some localised issues in the last 24 hours. The forecast suggests that the majority of the rainfall will occur overnight.

As always, motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and drive according to the conditions. 

The Council’s Highways and Streetcare departments has already undertaken proactive measures by checking priority culverts. Staff will also monitor water levels in all culverts across the County Borough with the emergency control centre once again manned for the duration of the Weather Warning. Crews have been working hard throughout yesterday and today to alleviate any issues and take a range of proactive measures. Additional crews and resources will once again be in and working through the night.

Where possible and safe to do so, residents and businesses are also being asked to themselves help alleviate the risk of flooding in local areas, by taking actions such as removing fallen leaves and clearing other debris from private drains and properties, as these often result in blocked drains and gullies. 

If you have any issues, please call the Council’s Emergency Out Of Hours number 01443 425011. Also, follow the Council’s official Twitter and Facebook social media accounts for regular updates.

Posted on 13/01/2023