Flooding possible this weekend

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Flooding possible as heavy rain forecast

Flood

 

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for our area from Saturday morning into Sunday afternoon (3 and 4 October) due to heavy rain.

This means there is the potential for flooding to homes and businesses, as well as surface and road flooding making driving conditions difficult.

If you live in an area that has flooded before, or you know you are at risk of flooding, then please be prepared and stay up to date with the latest weather forecast.

What should I do?

  • Check if you are at risk of flooding or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188
  • Prepare a flood kit of essential items such as your insurance documents, a torch, a wind-up or battery radio, warm clothing and blankets, a first aid kit and any prescription medicine, and bottled water and non-perishable foods.

Sandbags are available at the following locations:

  • Chapel Street Car Park, Evesham
  • Lido Car Park, Worcester Road, Droitwich
  • Pershore Civic Centre

Please only take what you need and a maximum of six bags per household

If flooding does occur:

  • Avoid walking or driving through flood water.
  • Stay safe and listen to the advice of the emergency services and evacuate if told to do so.
  • Gather essential items together either upstairs or in a high place.
  • Fill jugs and saucepans with clean water.
  • Turn off gas, electricity and water supplies when flood water is about to enter your home and if safe to do so. DO NOT touch sources of electricity when standing in flood water.
  • Keep listening to local television and radio for updates or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Power and utility companies have schemes which make at-risk groups a priority for reconnection following power cuts. Find out if you meet the criteria and if so, sign up. Visit ofgem.gov.uk for more information.