Flooding emergency - Nottinghamshire public urged to follow advice to help stay safe
Nottinghamshire County Council has urged residents to remain vigilant and prepared for possible flooding.
Those living in flood risk areas are advised to check the Met Office weather forecast and listen to the local radio for traffic disruption information. Residents are also being encouraged to put flood protection measures in place to protect their property.
The authority is now leading recovery operations following flooding in large parts of the county causing school closures and widespread road and travel disruption across the north of the County. The Council is urging people to follow advice given by Emergency Services and local authorities as it works to assist people who have been directly affected by the flooding, particularly in Worksop and Mansfield and surrounding areas.
• Avoiding unnecessary travel in affected areas
• Keeping an eye on vulnerable neighbours or family members.
• Listening to local radio for the latest travel advice
• Checking the Council’s disruption web page which contains information about roads and other services impacted by the flooding.
The Council’s highways partners Via have been assisting the recovery operation following a landslide at Berry Hill and a range of road closures such as the A617 and is supporting people evacuated from their homes in Worksop to a local leisure centre. Residents affected are being looked after and will be advised when they can return to their homes.
Worksop library and Day Centre are currently closed due to flooding.
Rob Fisher, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Emergency Planning group manager said,
"We are currently working with partners across the county to help people in the most need, following the flooding and the public can play their part by avoiding putting themselves in unnecessary danger. Drivers are warned to think before they drive through flood water, not only because of the risk of getting stranded but also because they could inadvertently be causing flooding to nearby properties”.
Our customer services centre is opening over the weekend to offer some support to those most affected.
The Centre can be reached on 0300 500 80 80.
Find out about the latest road closures and other disruption caused by flooding by checking our website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk and clicking on ‘view disruption’