Storm Dennis - help at hand
Staff, councillors and volunteers at Bradford Council and Baildon Town Council are gearing up for another storm on its way to the district at the same time as clearing up after the last one.
Many areas were affected by Storm Ciara last week flooding properties, causing surface water, fallen trees, damaged roads and rivers to overflow banks.
There is hardly time to draw breath before the arrival of Storm Dennis at the weekend.
According to the Met Office, wind gusts of 50 – 60 mph and more heavy rain are expected to compound the problems already suffered by many people.
Representatives of all local authority services are meeting every day to co-ordinate the recovery from last weekend and to try to anticipate what further problems will be caused by Dennis.
A close eye is being kept on the weather and preparations are in hand with extra staff drafted in to cope with any more weather related issues.
There was no particular pattern of areas of the district affected by last week's flooding so there is no way to predict which areas will be affected by Storm Dennis.
Council officers are advising people to sign up for flood and weather warnings at the following websites.
They should also monitor social media news sites, Council social media sites as well as other news sources for the latest information to keep them safe.
Facebook: @BaildonTownCouncil and @bradfordmdc
Twitter: @BaildonCouncil and @BradfordMDC
Bradford Council and Baildon Town Council will provide as much information and help as possible but householders should also take responsibility for efforts to protect their own property. Bags of sand are available at local DIY and building supply stores.
A limited supply of "Flood Sacks" are available to residents in higher risk locations (for example, properties that have been flooded before). Anyone in "higher risk" locations should contact Councillor Joe Ashton on email@example.com to discuss what support would help.
Posted: Fri, 14 Feb 2020 18:52 by Louanna Winch