There is a severe weather warning in place for heavy rain across much of southern England (including South Cambridgeshire) on Saturday and Sunday.
South Cambridgeshire District Council can help some residents whose properties are at imminent risk of flooding. Depending on the amount of rain, it is however worth bearing in mind that it may be the case that drains simply cannot get water away from an area fast enough.
As mentioned on their website, they have a supply of sandbags / Floodsax that can be delivered to domestic properties that are about to flood. This is primarily aimed at their most vulnerable residents. Residents requesting these sandbags / Floodsax during normal office hours should call us on 03450 450 063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – If it is outside of normal office hours and an emergency then please contact our out of hours number for Environmental Health Emergency on 01253 501 055. However, please bear in mind that they have a limited supply of sandbags / Floodsax and, depending on resources, it will likely take officers some time to deliver them. This is why it is so important to make preparations before a flood risk becomes imminent.
Residents whose property has flooded in the past or are concerned it may flood during the current period of weather warnings should seek to buy their own sandbags / Floodsax etc now. There are more useful tips for preparing for floods in the attached recent South Cambs Magazine articles.
If parishioners need help to stop their properties from flooding and don’t have access to sandbags etc they can also contact the Parish Council Chairman (Derek Law) on 07866 726910 as we do have a limited supply of sandbags.