Environment Agency preparing for flooding in Sussex as heavy rainfall due over next TEN days

The Argus: Environment Agency preparing for flooding in Sussex as heavy rainfall due over next TEN days Environment Agency preparing for flooding in Sussex as heavy rainfall due over next TEN days

Heavy rain over the next ten days is the grim outlook for Sussex residents.

The Environment Agency said it was encouraging communities to in the south east to take action to prepare for the risk of flooding.

With the potential for more heavy rainfall over the next four days, there is a high probability of further river, coastal, and groundwater flooding.


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Rising river levels and high groundwater levels indicate a continued risk of flooding in many areas including Sussex.

There are currently 17 Flood Warnings and 90 Flood Alerts in place across the South East. A Flood Warning means that flooding of property is expected and that people should take action to prepare.

Dave Bedlington, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, said: “The forecast suggests that a lot of rain could fall across the south east over the next few days, and with river and groundwater levels already high and responsive this could lead to further property flooding in the coming days.

“Environment Agency teams are working around the clock to prepare for the rainfall by operating pumping stations, issuing Flood Warnings, and checking that flood banks, walls, and barriers are working effectively.

“We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and we are urging communities to prepare in advance by signing up for free Flood Warnings and to take action if they receive one. A Flood Warning indicates that property flooding is expected and immediate action is required.”

Advice and guidance about flooding is available on the Environment Agency website and from Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

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11:14am Wed 5 Feb 14

InsiderintheEA says...

Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer. InsiderintheEA

2:21pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Ian_SE says...

On 3 February 2014, you ran a story saying the Floodline phone number had changed to 0345 988 1188 which is a cheaper call for almost everyone.

The following day you have reverted to quoting the old 0845 number.

Call the 0845 number if you are on "BT Weekend", "BT Evening and Weekend" or "Vodafone pay as you go".

Almost everyone else should call the 0345 number. For many people this call will be inclusive in their call allowances.
On 3 February 2014, you ran a story saying the Floodline phone number had changed to 0345 988 1188 which is a cheaper call for almost everyone. The following day you have reverted to quoting the old 0845 number. Call the 0845 number if you are on "BT Weekend", "BT Evening and Weekend" or "Vodafone pay as you go". Almost everyone else should call the 0345 number. For many people this call will be inclusive in their call allowances. Ian_SE

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