New flood warning service for Woodborough residents

The flood warnings tell people about an imminent risk of flooding to their home or business and helps people make informed decisions about how to respond.

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A new flood warning service has been launched for Woodborough residents.

The Environment Agency launched the new service yesterday (May 25).

The flood warnings tell people about an imminent risk of flooding to their home or business and helps people make informed decisions about how to respond.

The new warning will cover 71 properties at risk of flooding from Woodborough Brook.

Householders are encouraged to prepare if they receive a Flood Alert which could mean packing a bag that includes medicines, insurance documents and anything else they wouldn’t want to lose if flooding were to take place.

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A Flood Warning would call on people to ‘act now’ which means turning off gas, water and electricity and moving family and pets to safety.

A Severe Flood Warning means you are in immediate danger and to follow advice from emergency services.

Paul Lockhart, Flood and Coastal Risk Manager for the East Midlands said: “Wherever you live, on a hill, in a flat or in an area that’s never flooded before, flooding can still affect you, putting your home, your possessions and your family at risk. 

“We want to ensure that everyone has as much time as possible to prepare for flooding which is why we’re pleased that people will now be able to receive our free flood warning service.” 

Home and business owners will be auto enrolled to the Flood Warning service via their mobile network. However, to get the most benefit out of the service the Environment Agency is encouraging people to register directly with them by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188, or visiting https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings where they can register preferred contact details.  

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