Take care as flood alerts issued

Residents urged to sign up for alerts, heed advice and take extra care on the roads

Flooded road with stranded car

Residents and businesses are encouraged to keep up with flood alerts, take extra care when travelling and follow advice following the effects of Storm Henk and the rainfall which fell on the county yesterday.

People are advised to:


Check for flooding in your area

During Tuesday our Highways control crews dealt with:

  • More than 300 calls to report flooding related incidents
  • Currently around 249 active jobs relating to severe weather
  • 70 roads are closed
  • Over 25 sets of signs placed out on passable roads to warn of flood waters

There are six highways patrol teams out across Leicestershire to assist with any incidents, and 16 operatives worked overnight to help with any reports.

Councils, emergency services, NHS, Environment Agency and other partners are continuing to work together to support communities in getting back to normal after unprecedented rainfall over the last few days, across the city, county and Rutland:

  • Around 350 properties flooded
  • Fire Service attended over 100 flooding incidents 
  • Evacuated residents and found them temporary accommodation
  • Set up rest centres
  • Pumping water from flooded areas
  • Cleaning and sweeping streets
  • Arranging special waste collections
  • Visiting flooded homes to support and signpost
  • Calling residents to check if they need support
  • Environmental health officers visiting businesses to offer support 

(Figures accurate as of 10am on Friday 05 January)

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