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Severe weather in store for Hereford
Herefordshire Council have urged people to prepare after a severe weather warning from the Met Office.
Although there is medium risk of flooding across central England and north east Wales on Friday, the council has issued the warning as some families are still clearing up following flash flooding caused by last week’s heavy storms.
Clive Hall, chairman of Herefordshire Council’s severe weather group, said: “The council has an arrangement with some parish councils to hold stocks of sandbags for local use in areas where there is a known risk of flooding. In rural areas, residents’ first point of contact for assistance with sandbags should be their local parish council - a free of charge service.”
There is also a limited amount of filled sandbags ready for collection in emergency from the following depots:
Rotherwas Depot, Unit 3, Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas, Hereford, HR2 6JT, Kingsland Depot, Street Lane, Kingsland, HR6 9RG, Bromyard Depot, Hereford Road, Bromyard, HR7 4ET, Ross-on-Wye Depot, Ashburton Industrial Estate, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7BW.
The council advise parents to check www.herefordshire.gov.uk for any updates on school closures should flooding occur and for information on your local parish council, and urge motorists to take extra care when driving in bad weather conditions.
To speak to the council regarding flooding call 01432 260000 and to report any flooding visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/floods.
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