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Severe Weather

Government Flooding Grant

You can register for help under the Government scheme if you have been affected by the floods between 1 December 2013 and 31 March 2014. For more details on eligibility please read: Government support for those affected by flooding.

Register For Flood Grant

What is Severe Weather?

Severe weather can include gales, heavy rain, heavy snow, ice, thunder & lightning, heat-waves and dense fog.

This can lead to flooding, power surges, damage to buildings & infrastructure, school closures and changes in Council services.

Severe weather can also affect driving conditions and impact on your health.

For up-to-date advice please use the appropriate link below or view our Twitter and Facebook pages.

In adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain and flooding extreme care should be taken in coastal areas. Do not:

  • go to the beach or cliffs to look at the weather
  • carry out any water sports or make unnecessary trips out to sea
  • go near the sea to walk or paddle in the waves
  • ignore road closure signs

If living in an ‘at risk’ area monitor the Environment Agency website for flood warnings closely on 0845 988 1188, or visit their website          www.environment-agency.gov.uk

If advised to evacuate:

  • leave in good time
  • take all essential medication with you
  • do not return under any circumstances until you have been advised that it is safe to do so

 In very high winds, motorists are advised 

  • not to travel unless you have to
  • keep your distance from other vehicles
  • keep your speed down – sudden gusts of wind can blow you off course
  • leave extra time to get to your destination
  • show consideration for other motorists, especially when confronted with delays and/or blocked roads
  • When visibility is reduced switch on your headlights.

In the event of road flooding, drivers are advised to:

  •  exercise caution when approaching standing water on the roads
  • give consideration to the depth of the water
  • do not take any risks driving through flood waters
  • drive through shallow water slowly and be aware of the effect of waves on other road users.

If you wish to report flooding on, or from the public highway, or to report blocked gullies or gratings, please complete our online report it form or contact 01202 261700.

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