Warwickshire residents urged to report future flooding incidents - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire residents urged to report future flooding incidents

Leamington Editorial 20th Jan, 2024   0

RESIDENTS across Warwickshire are being urged to report future incidents of flooding in the wake of Storm Henk.

During the flooding earlier this month, emergency services rescued several people who became trapped in their cars and homes by flood water in the county. Warwickshire County Council staff worked tirelessly to clear blocked drains and gullies, close roads and re-route traffic, remove fallen trees, support local communities, and arrange temporary accommodation where needed.

And now Warwickshire Resilience Forum is urging residents to report flooding to WCC to help the council plan future flood prevention measures.

Warwickshire Resilience Forum co-chair and chief fire officer at Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Ben Brook, said: “The flooding has had a huge impact on Warwickshire communities, and we are working directly with those affected to provide support and advice around clearing homes, businesses and farmland affected by the flood water.

Our partners remain committed to supporting communities and clearing roads, parks, and community areas of debris to make them safe for residents to use.

“Throughout the floods, it has been incredible to see true community spirit, with people coming together to support their family, friends, neighbours, and people they don’t know, through this challenging time.

“Residents are also urged to take care if hiring anybody to carry out any repairs or remove waste. Unfortunately, there are rogue traders about, who will often simply turn up on the doorstep and offer to carry out work. Before booking any work, do your research and check with your insurance company before you hire someone.”

To report flooding visit https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/flooding


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