Stay prepared - yellow weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain in our area, with 10/20mm forecast across the East Midlands from tonight into Tuesday. Up to 50mm could fall in some parts of the region.

While the chances of a repeat of last weekend's impacts are rated as relatively low level, the message from partner agencies, including the emergency services, is stay prepared and vigilant.

Hang on to any sandbags you have for the time being.

As a precaution, we're reinstating our 01629 761167 floodline number from 10pm this evening. This will be staffed through the night into tomorrow, and our flood response teams will once again be on standby. Find more flooding advice and information.

Clean up begins

In the meantime, the recovery operation following the weekend's floods is focusing initially on clearing roads of debris in partnership with the County Council.

Today our Clean & Green Team have already worked on this in Ashbourne, Kniveton, Carsington, Wirksworth and Baslow, while the County Council have focused on Rowsley, Cromford, Matlock Bath and Darley Bridge.

Tomorrow's focus will be back on Baslow, Ashford-in-the-Water, Stoney Middleton and Bradwell. A degree of patience and understanding is needed please if the teams haven’t yet managed to get to your area.

We are not yet in a position to provide direct support to residents with disposing of flood-damaged items such as white goods and carpets. We will communicate more on this towards the end of this week.

Thank you, as always, for your understanding.

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