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Flooding update

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With the current heavy rainfall, certain areas in the district are at an increased risk of flooding. If you're in an affected area (or know someone who is) please follow the advice in this email.

Flood Warnings

Use the Flood Warnings Information Service to find information for your location.

Before travelling, check any roads both in the district or across the county to see if any roads have been closed because of excess water.

Check Area Traffic Control on Twitter or use the AA Traffic News website. BBC Radio Leicester will also have updates.


We have a limited supply of sandbags and can only use them to protect:

  • Life and important buildings such as hospitals or substations
  • The elderly, disabled and vulnerable residents
  • Access for emergency vehicles

If your scenario is not covered above please buy sandbags from DIY stores or building merchants.

You can also prepare for any flooding by using the Blue Pages Independent Flood Directory.

In a flooding emergency contact the emergency out of hours phone number on the Contact the Council webpage.


If you are at risk of flooding we strongly recommend moving any valuables you have upstairs, or as far away from any potential flood damage as possible.

01 October 2019
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