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Residents urged by Redbridge Council to take measures to protect homes against flooding

PUBLISHED: 09:56 28 November 2012

Residents should take measures to protect their homes against the risk of flooding according to Redbridge Council.

Roads and rivers are more now likely to flood, according to a council spokesman, because soil has not had an opportunity to dry out due to the wet summer and heavy rainfall since.

This means it is less likely to absorb water.

Though Redbridge has avoided the flooding which has affected other parts of the country this week, the council is recommending residents keep an eye on the Environment Agency’s website (www.environment-agency.gov.uk) for flood alerts.

A personal flood plan can be downloaded on the website and residents are asked to consider elderly or vulnerable neighbours who may need help.

The River Roding in Redbridge was not placed on a flood alert this week (Tuesday afternoon).

Its water level can be monitored through a web cam at www.redbridge.gov.uk/rodingwebcam.

Contact the council at emergency.planning@redbridge.gov.uk or text 07769 934 861 if you see any localised flooding.


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