The message to anyone who has a property in an at-risk location is:
- Be prepared
- Sign up for free flood alert updates at www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings
- Buy in sand and sandbags in advance of any emergency
However, it makes sense to protect your home or business now by buying sandbags and sand from a local hardware store.
Alternatively, in an emergency, you can use pillow cases, refuse sacks or plastic carrier bags filled with garden soil.
While our workers will always try to help the most vulnerable residents - as we did, last week - this lull between severe weather is an ideal opportunity for local people to help themselves.
- Read more about protecting yourself from floods here.