Flood advice in Derbyshire

Public services in Derbyshire are working together to deal with flooding issues across the county.

Staff from Derbyshire Police, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, East Midlands Ambulance Service, the Environment Agency and Derbyshire County Council are working together at County Hall, Matlock.

Around 50 properties across Derbyshire are believed to have been flooded. This number may rise as more rain is forecast. Of particular concern are some low-lying properties in Willington and Twyford which could flood around 7pm tonight. The council has warned people to take notice of road closures and roads that have been flooded – some vehicles around the county have ignored the signs and become stuck in floodwater. As well as drivers becoming trapped, this can lead to surrounding properties being flooded as the swell from the vehicle pushes water away from the road.

The authority has also advised people to Sign up for flood alerts from the Environment Agency at www.environment-agency.gov.uk and keep an eye on vulnerable neighbours.

More information on flooding issues, including advice if a property has flooded is at www.derbyshireprepared.org.uk.