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Police issue flooding advice as heavy rainfall hits Nottinghamshire


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Nottinghamshire Police is warning people to be mindful of local flooding advice, as officers continue to monitor rising river levels following the recent wet weather.

The force has been helping to keep people, their homes and other property safe as part of a multi-agency response to the flooding, which has affected communities across the county – including most severely in Mansfield, Newark and Worksop.

Inspector Rob Taylor, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “There will be a lot more rainfall over the next 12 hours so the risk of further flooding remains and we all need to be ready and prepared for this.

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“All blue light services are in contact with each other, as well as the Environment Agency and Met Office, and we’re monitoring rainfall and how the small tributaries are responding.

“The advice to residents remains to act quickly if their home is affected by flooding and go to a safe place, whether that is with family and friends or a rest centre.

“We’re continuing to monitor the impact of the wet weather and are working closely with our partners to help minimise the impact on the communities we serve.

“We’re urging people to take reasonable precautions to protect themselves and their property by ensuring they are seeking out updates about flooding in their area, as well as taking extra care when they are either driving or walking through areas of standing area.

“With water on the roads and temperatures due to fall overnight, we’re also warning drivers to take extra care on the county’s roads.

“Please avoid driving on roads near low lying land near to rivers, check for road closures in your area, please don’t ignore road closure signs and do not unnecessarily walk or drive through flood water.”

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