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Derbyshire Prepared

Latest news – flooding

Over the Christmas and new year holiday period, parts of northern England have experienced devastating flooding. Derbyshire has so far escaped very lightly by comparison with only a handful of flooding problems related to drainage issues or run off from heavy rain. No flooding has occurred from our main rivers.

However, this is a timely reminder for all householders and businesses to be aware of flood risk. Many know from past events whether or not their property is at risk from flooding from any source.

The best time to prepare for floods is when conditions are good. Experience shows that trying to protect your property when flooding is imminent or actually happening is rarely effective.

Local authorities in Derbyshire will provide a pack of free empty sandbags at any time to residents who are at known flood risk. This helps get your preparations underway. Sand is available from any local builder’s merchants.

If local roadside drains or culvert screens appear blocked, please report this to the county or city council highways departments.

For more information on flood warnings please go to the environment agency web site.

To request a starter pack of empty sandbags please contact 01629 533190.

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