Rain and flood warnings in Barnsley

The Met Office have issued an amber rain warning which covers our area and the Council are now warning that flooding is expected.

The Council teams are currently out checking gulleys and drains in high-risk flooding areas to make sure they're as clear as possible.

If your area is at a high risk of flooding, the Council are urging you to begin preparing your property for flooding.

You can find some information about flooding advice, high risk areas and prevention tips at https://bit.ly/2RcJTCA.

I have repeatedly raised my concerns about flood preparedness with the Government in Parliament over the last year.

I also met today with Yorkshire Water and have been in contact with the Council.

Our communities cannot afford to be left to fend for themselves by government; far more must be done to prevent flooding in the first place, rather than reacting to crises.

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  • Stephanie Peacock
    published this page in What I'm up to 2021-01-19 17:45:36 +0000