The Environment Agency is pleased to announce that a new flood warning service will be available for communities in Eastwood, Woodborough and Balderton from 25 May 2022.
Flood Warnings tell people about an imminent risk of flooding to their home or business and helps people make informed decisions about how to respond.
The new warning will cover 115 properties at risk of flooding from Beauvale Brook, 71 properties at risk of flooding from Woodborough Brook and 109 properties at risk of flooding from Lowfield Drain and Middle Beck.
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 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:
“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 that everyone has as much time as possible to prepare for flooding which is why we’re pleased that people in Eastwood, Woodborough and Balderton 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 Eastwood 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.
Home and business owners will be auto enrolled to the Flood Warning service via their mobile network. However, to get the most benefit out of the service the Environment Agency is encouraging people to register directly with them by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188, or visiting https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings where they can register preferred contact details.