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New flood warning service for Beeston and Wollaton residents

The Environment Agency has announced that a new Flood Warning Service will be available in Beeston and Wollaton from 24 August 2022. 

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

The new warning will cover 168 properties at risk of flooding from Tottle Brook.

There are three types of warnings – Flood Alert, Flood Warning and Severe Flood Warning. Each warning type is triggered by particular weather, river or sea conditions which cause flooding.

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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 was 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.

While we are currently in a drought, planning ahead for the winter can ensure you and your family are more resilient to extreme wet weather events.

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 everyone has as much time as possible to prepare for flooding, which is why we’re pleased that people in the Beeston and Wollaton area 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 Beeston and Wollaton and over 200 other communities across England.

In total, an additional 62,000 properties at risk of flooding will receive Flood Warnings between now and the end of 2022.

The map below illustrates the new flood warning boundary for Beeston and Wollaton.

To check whether your home is located in this new flood warning area visit https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/. If your home lies within the flood warning area it is vital you sign up to flood warnings to better protect yourselves and loved ones.

To sign up to the Flood Warning Service, the Environment Agency is encouraging people to register directly by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Or visit https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings where you can register yourself or vulnerable family members/friends.

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