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Advice staying aware of flood risk in Warwickshire

The River Leam has burst its banks. The scene from Marton bridge.

The River Leam has burst its banks. The scene from Marton bridge.

Continued heavy rain in Warwickshire today (Friday) means that flooding could be a risk for many people in the county.

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Resilience are the team working to keep the county safe in the event of an emergency.

The team is advising people to check their flood risk from rivers and surface water and keep up to date with flood alerts and warnings in their area here by checking the county council and Environment Agency websites: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/flooding and www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/default.aspx

People should also remain alert to local weather and flood risk forecasts and anyone who has concerns about flooding in their area can sign up for alerts and warnings from the Environment Agency or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

County councillor Les Caborn, responsible for policy on community safety, said: “While conditions in Warwickshire have not caused the level of disruption widely reported elsewhere in the UK, the county, district and borough councils have robust planning arrangements in place and are monitoring the situation closely to ensure Warwickshire is prepared for widespread flooding and any associated disruption.”

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is continuing to provide support to neighbouring services and those further afield.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Gary Phillips said: “We have mobilised our high volume pump, plus crew of five to Oxfordshire over the weekend on the request of the national fire and rescue coordination centre and we are rotating crews on a 48-hour basis.

“This is a national resilience resource that is hosted in Warwickshire and our crew is contributing to the flood defence and relief in and around the Thames valley area. At this stage we are expecting crews to be required up to Monday.

“More locally in terms of the weather in Warwickshire, we are experiencing wet weather and high winds. The county is not suffering any significant flooding, but we continue to monitor the Met Office forecasts.”

 
 
 

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