Fire Service urges residents to prepare for flooding


With the peak of Storm Christoph expected tonight (Wednesday 20 January), Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is advising residents to take the necessary precautions.

Anyone in an area at risk of flooding should create a simple flood plan and keep themselves informed through local media and the Environment Agency's flood warnings.  Information can be found on the Environment Agency's website.  People can also call the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for the latest information on flood risks and check the Met Office’s website for weather forecasts.

In addition, the Service is reminding drivers not to ignore warning signs or try to drive through floods.

Group Manager Matt Reavill said: “We are always ready to help residents in an emergency, but we would advise them to take steps to protect themselves and their property and keep themselves informed.  We are continuing to carry out our core functions during this pandemic, albeit with increased vigilance around social distancing and other precautionary measures in order to keep our staff and the public safe.”

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