Saltash residents warned to be prepared for heavy rain and strong winds

Profile image for Em_Williams

By Em_Williams | Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 20:51

Following Met Office warnings of strong winds and heavy rain in the South West over the next few days, Cornwall Council is asking residents to be prepared and take precautions where necessary.

Warnings have been given for heavy rain and strong winds on Thursday 22 November and again for Saturday 24 November and Sunday 25 November.

Officers from Cornwall Council's Highways, Environment, Fire and Rescue and Emergency Management services are on standby to deal with any problems caused by the severe weather.

Crews from the Highways and Environment services have been carrying out preventative works over the past twenty four hours, including clearing drains and monitoring local conditions. The crews will also be out from 8am tomorrow morning checking the areas known to be at risk of flooding.

Agencies across Cornwall will continue to monitor the situation over the next few days and if the weather situation deteriorates significantly the Council's emergency centre at New County Hall will be opened to co-ordinate information and lead any responses required. This will include representatives from a range of partners, including the Police, Environment Agency, Primary Care Trust and Fire and Rescue services.

Anyone whose property is prone to flooding should consider having a supply of sandbags ready to protect their home or business should they need to. Sandbags can be obtained from builders merchants, DIY and hardware stores.

Anyone who is unsure if their property is at risk can check on the environment agency website http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ or call the floodline on 0845 988 1188.

There are no coastal flood warnings in place as yet, but people are advised to keep a check on the local weather forecast and take action if necessary.

Anyone with responsibility for community Christmas lights and decorations should ensure they are properly secured against strong winds and consider turning off Christmas lights if the weather deteriorates. The Council also advises checking for any damp or damage before turning them back on. Any problems should be dealt with by a qualified electrician.

For further advice on preparing for flooding visit the environment agency website http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ or the Cornwall Council website at www.cornwall.gov.uk/flooding

Members of the public are also advised to listen to their local radio or television stations for updates. Information will also be provided on the Council's website.

      

Comments

       
max 4000 characters
        
   

Latest Stories in Saltash

       
      

Local Vouchers

       
  • CARPETS & VINYL.

    Pearsons of Plymouth The Carpet & Bed Warehouse

    We have hundreds of carpet & vinyl remnants in stock from very large to very small and hundreds in-between. Come and have a look we are open 7 days a week. We also offer a fitting & delivery service.

    Terms: Only while stock lasts.

    Contact: 01752425126

    Valid until: Thursday, July 31 2014

     
  • It's FREE and much more than just a holiday property website.

    Cornwall4u Where To Stay In Cornwall

    Add your holiday property for FREE and tell all your customers about our other interesting pages with 'What's Going On' in Cornwall while they are here and also some interesting Cornish Stories.

    Contact: 01872 571905

    Valid until: Friday, July 10 2015

     
  • DDR rates available from £19 this summer at the Copthorne Hotel Plymouth

    Copthorne Hotel Plymouth

    Looking for a venue to hold your training, meeting or conference this summer, then look no further! The Copthorne Hotel are offering DDR rates from £19 per person, city centre location with parking

    Terms: Offer available on bookings made between 24/07/2014 - 31/8/2014. Event must take place before 31/12/2014.
    Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Voucher must be printed for offer

    Contact: 01752421954

    Valid until: Sunday, August 31 2014

     
   

Local Jobs

       
   

Search for...

       
        
Min price is bigger than Max price
        
Min price is bigger than Max price
        
Min rent is bigger than Max rent