13 November 2015

Stormy and wet weather is forecast for the Sheffield area this weekend.

People are advised to follow the forecasts and guidance issued by the Met Office and the Environment Agency. This includes taking extra care when out and about, particularly on roads which may be subject to flooding.

In preparation the Streets Ahead team has checked that drainage pipes and gullies at flooding hotspots are clear; these will be checked again should the forecast worsen.

They will also provide emergency assistance to properties in imminent danger of flooding. Please contact 0114 2734567 for any assistance over the weekend. Reports of flooding can be reported using this number or contact the Environment Agency on 0800 807060.

Guidance to prevent floodwater entering your home is available on the Environment Agency’s website at https://www.gov.uk/prepare-for-a-flood/improve-your-propertys-flood-protection.