The Environment Agency has advised that our community is at risk of Flash Flooding.
Extreme flash flooding is dangerous and can happen very quickly. The effects can be devastating.
Stay Safe. Do you know what to do?
Be aware and know the signs. Signs to watch for:
- Heavy rain or severe weather reports
- Rising water levels with churning dark water
- A build up of debris in rivers or streams
- Plan where to go if you get caught in a flash flood
- Do not walk or drive through flood water
- If you are in a building with at least two storeys and you believe it is safer to stay where you are, you should move to a higher storey
- Call 999 if there’s a risk to life, or if you’re trapped
- Call 999 if you’re in immediate danger
- Follow advice from the emergency services
- Keep yourself and your family safe