News » Flooding and Weather update ? 1830 hrs 25 November 2012‏
|Flooding and Weather update ? 1830 hrs 25 November 2012‏ November 25, 2012|
Please see the following update which gives you some idea which areas are in danger of having properties flooded overnight and tomorrow.
Heavy rain is predicted from 20.30hrs through to about 22.30 hrs in a band including Bradford on Avon, Melksham and Malmesbury. After that the rain should ease back to heavy showers before clearing through the early morning
There are currently eight Flood Warnings issued by the Environment Agency for Wiltshire. The maximum number of properties at risk, taken from the Agency’s flood risk assessments, is also included, but these are for a 1:100 year flood, so they must be seen as a worst case scenario:
Semington Brook 42 properties
Update from Highways Incident room
Immediate assistance has been provided for a number of properties where flooding has occurred and we have been working to keep up with maintenance work relating to the poor weather.
Levels of water are dropping at both Castle Coombe and Malmesbury and properties affected have been assisted by the Highways crews as far as practicable. We are anticipating that the rain overnight may again affect properties previously affected or affect properties not previously flooded.
Other issues of note
The council incident room has been stood down, but volunteers are on standby, should it be necessary to reopen it. Key staff are on standby should any escalation be required. There is also provision to open rest centres, should they be required.
The Local Resilience Forum met by teleconference this afternoon to consider the current state of play and predictions going through tonight.
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