Flood warnings have been issued across our region with heavy rain expected from late morning on Thursday 14 November.
Resources and crews will be in place from 0900 on Thursday ready for expected localised flooding in East Riding in the Holderness area and in North Lincs at Brigg, Brandy Wharf and South Ferriby. Areas which suffered flooding last week are likely to see repeat incidents, although high tide times and the path of the heaviest rainfall will obviously affect the specific locations.
Please see our Flooding Page for up to date information about flood warnings and advice for householders to best prepare themselves in the event of rising flood water.
Keep an eye on social media for updates throughout the day and into the evening, but please see below for some general advice:
- Please consider whether a 999 call is really necessary and leave crews available for helping the most vulnerable
- Is your call a genuine emergency? if not, might your local authority be able to help?
- Dog walkers and joggers (and anyone on foot) - please stay away from drains and rivers following heavy rainfall
- Officers will be monitoring the potential impact of the heavy rainfall across our wider region which may impact our Service area
- Stay safe on the roads: is your journey essential?
- Drive to the conditions and be patient especially during rush hour. Some routes may be busy or even closed in the event of localised flooding.
- Remember that roads will be slippery during wet conditions
- Don’t drive through standing water – as well as the water damaging your car, there may be hazards under the water you can’t see
- If you see a sign to say that the road is closed due to flooding, remember the sign is there for a reason.
- Don’t try to drive through or you might get stuck