Suffolk flood warning

SUFFOLK has today been warned to expect severe wet weather.

SUFFOLK has today been warned to expect severe wet weather.

Suffolk County Council received the severe weather warning from the Met Office of heavy rain with levels of 20 to 40mm expected.

The likely implications are flash flooding because of drains overflowing and surface run off from fields and sewage systems.

Anyone wanting information and advice on flooding and how it affects homeowners and residents should contact the Floodline number on 0845 988 1188 or view the Environment Agency website at www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Councillor Joanna Spicer, responsible for public protection said: “Suffolk has a plan in place for flooding which has been worked up across the districts, boroughs and county.

“We also work together at county level to make sure schools, old peoples homes and county buildings are aware and ready should they flood or lose power.

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“One role of the county council is to ensure that business continues as near to normal in exceptional circumstances as well as ensuring response through the fire and rescue service.

“Forearmed is forewarned and I'd urge people to read the advice on the Environment Agency website about what to do in case of flood.”

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