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New flood warning service introduced for Daybrook and Woodthorpe residents

The Agency's Flood Warnings inform the public about an imminent risk of flooding to their home or business

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The Environment Agency has launched new a Flood Warning Service that they say will help warn hundreds of home owners of the risk of flooding in Daybrook and Woodthorpe.

The Agency’s Flood Warnings inform the public about an imminent risk of flooding to their home or business and help people make informed decisions about how to respond.     

There are three types of message – Flood Alert, Flood Warning and Severe Flood Warning. Each type can be triggered by particular weather or river conditions which cause flooding.  

New flood warnings are being introduced at Upper Day Brook at Daybrook and Woodthorpe covering hundreds of properties.

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The Environment Agency say: “Residents 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.

“A Flood Warning calls 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:   “We want to ensure that everyone has as much time as possible to prepare for flooding which is why we’re pleased that there are more communities across the East Midlands which will now be able to receive our free flood warning service.”  

Additional funding from the Government has enabled the Environment Agency to invest in the latest technology and infrastructure needed to provide a flood warning service in more than 200 communities across England. In total, an additional 62,000 properties at risk of flooding will receive Flood Warnings between now and the end of 2023.  The Environment Agency will be holding drop-ins events, to allow residents to discuss flood risk, sign up for flood warnings and increase their resilience to flooding.   

A Community drop in will take place at St Paul’s Church, Daybrook, NG5 6BH, on 20 March 2023, from 15:30-18:00. 

 To check whether your home is located in this new flood warning area visit https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/.

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