Nottinghamshire County Council asks people to prepare for winter
Are you prepared for winter? That is the question a council is asking residents.
Previous winters have seen significant flood events and storms cause disruption to road users.
Nottinghamshire County Council is asking communities to think about how they could prepare for similar conditions this year.
Key advice includes knowing the flood risk of your property, knowing the actions to take in the event of flood warnings being issued, carrying out safety checks on your vehicle, staying warm and well, and knowing how to drive in winter conditions.
John Cottee, chairman of the council’s communities and place committee, said: “We know that winter weather can be unpredictable, and so we are advising our communities to ensure they are prepared for whatever conditions the next few months bring.
“A good example of this is asking yourself the question ‘would I know what to do should a flood occur in my area?’ or ‘which items should I keep in my car during winter?’
“Advice on staying well and warm in winter can also be found on our website alongside tips for driving in heavy rain, snow, flooding, high winds and ice.
“Our advice to residents is to take a few minutes to have a read of our advice, because if previous winters have taught us anything, it’s that conditions and forecasts can change quickly and so it’s good to be prepared.
“Our gritting teams have already been out on 14 gritting runs since going on full-time standby on November 1, and although our forestry, flooding and emergency response teams may not be as visible, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t prepared and ready to act at any given time to keep Nottinghamshire safe.”