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Flooding Advice

January 25, 2016 12:02 PM

floodFollowing heavy rain overnight, floods have affected several localised areas across the county.

Hertfordshire County Council is calling on all residents to take particular care on the roads and avoid driving through flood water.

No weather warning has been issued but with rain forecast throughout the week there is a risk that sudden heavy downpours could lead to more localised flooding. Please take extra care on the roads and allow more time for journeys.

Even fairly shallow water can cause serious damage to your car and just six inches can cause a car to lose control or stall.

The county council, the fire and rescue service or Herts Highways contractors can provide sandbags to protect private property. If you think your property might be at risk of flooding and that you might need sandbags - or any other form of flood defence - visit the National Flood Forum's independent directory of suppliers and the Environment Agency's website for further advice.

For more advice about preparing for flooding and what to do in the event of a flood, visit www.hertsdirect.org/flooding

If water is entering your home, please call the county council's fire and rescue service on 999. Fire crews will attend all reports of flooding, but calls will be prioritised with life threatening incidents and flooding affecting vulnerable people being dealt with first.

Residents should report any incidents of flooding or debris on the highway that they believe too hazardous to HCC through the online fault reporting system at www.hertsdirect.org/highwayfaults