Monday, February 21, 2022

After the storms ...

The government is advising everyone to remain vigilant today and take extreme care following the impacts of Storm Eunice, taking steps to protect people from further storms on the way. 

  • Many flood warnings are still in place following the impacts of Storm Eunice and with Storm Franklin on the way, heavy rain affecting already wet areas is likely to cause significant river flooding, particularly in parts of the north of England. 
  • That is why we are urging people to remain vigilant and to continue to prepare for flooding - particularly in the north of England - and stay away from swollen rivers, and not drive through flood water. 
  • Following the Prime Minister’s emergency COBRA meeting on Friday, the Environment Agency has taken preventative action, closing flood gates, deploying temporary barriers, and moving pumps and other response equipment to areas of highest risk, and stand by ready to operate flood defences as needed.  

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