Residents warned over flooding risk

The clean up after the flash floods in Southwell in summer 2013
The clean up after the flash floods in Southwell in summer 2013

Residents are being warned about possible localised surface water flooding issues overnight and tomorrow morning due to heavy rain being forecast.

Nottinghamshire County Council has issue the warning after the Met Office forecast scattered, heavy showers with the risk of some thundery downpours across the county from the early hours of Thursday morning.

It is unclear the exact locations that the rain will affect, but householders at risk of flooding are encouraged to put flood protection measures in place to protect their property.

Residents are advised to check the weather forecast frequently and listen to local radio updates for traffic disruption information.

Drivers are warned to think before they drive through flood water, not only because of the risk of getting stuck but also because they could inadvertently be causing flooding to nearby properties.

The County Council is on stand-by and will be working with the emergency services and other organisations within the county to respond to flood emergencies and support local communities that may be affected by the rainfall.

For up to date information visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/disruption or follow us on Twitter @Nottscc