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Met office issues a severe weather warning

The Met Office has issued a warning of persistent rain arriving over England and Wales on Monday evening. Fairly large totals likely to mount up as it turns heavier and more widespread during Tuesday, with further heavy rain moving through on Wednesday. Totals of 25 mm or more are likely to build up in many places, especially in the west, with the risk of 50-75 mm in places. Read the article in today’s Daily Telegraph.

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Trading standards are in Cheltenham today

Trading standards officers are out today talking to residents the areas of Cheltenham that were affected by the floods. Read the advice from trading standards in our earlier post.

Are you a local business that suffered with the flood?

The South West of England regional development agency is making available up to £2m as an emergency fund to help support those businesses hit most severely by the floods.

The scheme aims to assist in rapid business recovery by providing assistance for business advice and physical losses as a direct consequence of the recent floods in the South West, principally Gloucestershire.

We have just received a fax from Severn Trent saying that boiled tap water is now safe to drink

They say that results from intensive quality sampling and testing confirm that restored tap water supplies are now safe to drink provided it is boiled before use.

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Was your property damaged by the flood?

During the first days of flood, the emergency team set about mobilising resources to provide an adequate level of response to the unprecedented situation. Now that the flood waters have receded and the water supply has returned, we have more time to step back and take a longer view. Surprisingly one thing we do not have is a definitive list of all the properties affected by the flood. We have a list of all the calls we received for advice and sandbags – but it is not comprehensive.
 
If your property was damaged, it would be very helpful if you could email us, giving the address of the property, your name, and contact details including a daytime telephone number and forwarding address (if appropriate). We will contact you and arrange to visit you at the flood-damaged property.

Rogue traders

We have heard reports of rogue traders that have operated in other flood areas in the country now appearing in Gloucestershire.

Read our previous posting on this topic

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Normal service will be resumed…

Things are slowly getting back to normal here at the council. The emergency planning rooms are winding down, the plans have been rolled up and the chairs empty. People are slowly returning to their regular jobs. However we are still heavily involved in distributing bottled water 8am to 8pm and answering queries and keeping everyone informed. And of course, like everyone else, awaiting the message about water quality.

From today our normal contact number 01242 262626 will be back to 9am to 5pm operation, although at the moment this line will also be open over the weekend. Out of those hours the recorded message will give details of our duty officer’s mobile number.

Cheltenham Borough Council emergency planning room


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