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BREAKING: Major incident declared in Nottinghamshire because of flooding

A major incident has been declared along the River Trent in Nottinghamshire due to flooding and the risk of further flooding caused by Storm Henk.

Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Local Resilience Forum has taken the decision due to rising river levels along the River Trent, which is yet to peak.

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Latest forecasts are currently showing that peaks along the River Trent could come close to the highest levels on record from the year 2000 and so Nottinghamshire County Council and its partner agencies are advising residents in areas along the Trent Valley to be prepared for flooding.

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Key tributaries which feed in to the River Trent, including the River Derwent, the River Soar and the River Dove, have already reached their peaks and high water levels will now pass down the Trent, which is likely to lead to the flooding to properties and roads.

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Residents who live in the flood risk areas are being asked to ensure they have preparations in place in case they are asked to evacuate. Councils, emergency services and the Environment Agency have been providing emergency support to communities impacted and will continue to provide support across the county.

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A number of key roads are closed due to flooding at present including the A6097 at Gunthorpe, Wilford Lane at Compton Acres and the A617 at Kelham and we are asking residents to consider avoiding these areas unless it is for essential travel.

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Key advice includes:

If you need to report an incident of flooding or need further information on how to prepare or what to do in the event of flooding, you can find the relevant contact details and links below:

Risk to life

If there is an immediate risk to life or health, contact the emergency services, call 999.

If there is a health emergency or ongoing medical conditions because of a flood, contact your local GP or call 999 depending on the severity of your situation.

People should check their flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at: https://www.gov.uk/check-flooding

Flooding from a river, reservoir, or coastal water

Please contact the Environment Agency via:

The Environment Agency Flood line, call 0345 988 1188

The Environment Agency Incident Hotline, call 0800 80 70 60

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