Potential FLOOD DANGER 20th July onwards

Flood danger

The Met Office has warned that heavy showers and thunderstorms may bring disruption to parts of London this afternoon and evening (Wednesday 20 July).

If you suffer flooding in your area remember to stay calm and:
• switch off gas, water and electricity
• move people and animals to a place of safety
• don’t try to walk or drive through floodwater – there may be hazards you can’t see, such as raised manhole covers
• unplug electrical items and store them upstairs if possible
• if you can, move furniture, rugs, valuables and sentimental items upstairs
• don’t drink water from your taps
• listen to the local media and follow social media for news on the flood
• if you need to be evacuated because of severe flooding or damage contact the emergency services on 999
• if flooding traps you, stay by a window and try to attract attention
• remember to lock up if you leave your property

You can also read our general advice about what to do in an emergency for advice. HERE

Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

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