Residents advised to prepare for bad weather
Chichester District Council is today advising its residents to prepare for further bad weather.
Weather reports indicate that the district could suffer from further heavy rainfall on Friday.
"The bad weather is likely to return and so we want to advise residents to make sure that they are prepared," says Cllr John Connor, Cabinet Member for the Environment.
"Our website (www.chichester.gov.uk) offers advice on where sandbags can be purchased and what you should do if your house is flooded. It also offers key tips on how to prevent flooding.
"If your house is flooded you should call 999 and ask for the Fire Brigade. You must also switch off your electric and gas supply.
"We hold a supply of sandbags, but these will be given to the most vulnerable and will be used to protect infrastructure such as roads or electrical sub-stations. We do not have the stocks to supply all households. Due to this, if you feel you are at risk, we would advise you to purchase sandbags in preparation for any further bad weather."
If your property is flooded you are also advised to:
For further information, please see our emergencies page under Related Documents on the right. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest advice on the council's website and social media sites on Facebook and Twitter.
Date: 13 June 2012