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Nottinghamshire County Council has urged residents living in flood risk areas to remain vigilant


By Rachel Armitage


Nottinghamshire County Council has urged residents to remain vigilant and prepared for further possible flooding.

Those living in flood risk areas are advised to check the Met Office for up-to-date weather warnings and local media outlets for traffic disruption information.

They are also being encouraged to put flood protection measures in place to protect their property.

A flooded field near Staythorpe. 071119TV2-4. (21124078)
A flooded field near Staythorpe. 071119TV2-4. (21124078)

The authority is now leading recovery operations following flooding in large parts of the county causing school closures and widespread road and travel disruption, including the closure of the A1 yesterday and today.

Advice has been issued by emergency services and local authorities, which includes:

• Avoiding unnecessary travel in affected areas

• Keeping an eye on vulnerable neighbours or family members.

• Listening to local radio for the latest travel advice

• Checking the Council’s disruption web page which contains information about roads and other services impacted by the flooding.

Rob Fisher, Nottinghamshire County Council’s emergency planning group manager said: "We are currently working with partners across the county to help people in the most need, following the flooding and the public can play their part by avoiding putting themselves in unnecessary danger.

"Drivers are warned to think before they drive through flood water, not only because of the risk of getting stranded but also because they could inadvertently be causing flooding to nearby properties”.

The county council's customer services centre is opening over the weekend to offer some support to those most affected, and can be reached on 0300 500 80 80.

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