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Recovery effort underway in Herefordshire

Local agencies are working together to get Herefordshire back to normal as quickly as possible.

West Mercia Police, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and Herefordshire Council, are working with NHS partners, central government departments and other organisations on a co-ordinated recovery plan for the county.

These agencies have already been working together during the severe weather to keep people safe and to minimise disruption across Herefordshire,

The agencies are appealing to local residents and local businesses to let them know if they have been affected by flooding.

If your business has been affected by flooding please let us know.

If your home has been affected by flooding please let us know.

Geoff Hughes, Herefordshire Council's director of economy, cultural and corporate services is chairing the meetings of the recovery co-ordination group.

"Throughout the recent severe weather and disruption, the  communities of Herefordshire have once again showed themselves to be resilient and strong. The local partners have worked together to keep people safe and to minimize the impact on the county. As the flood water recede some local people and businesses will need more help in getting back to normal."

"Many roads are still closed around the county. In particular the B4224 at Hampton Bishop remains impassable because of flood. The C1268 Holme Lacy Rd has sustained serious damage under the railway bridge at Rotherwas and the road there remains closed. Repair work is hampered by the high levels of groundwater."

"The severe weather has damaged roads across the county and worsened the pothole situation. The council is working with our partner Balfour Beatty Living Places to put together a plan to get the roads open and then to undertake emergency repairs across the network."

"On Wednesday we will make our initial report to the government on the scale of the task in Herefordshire and the amount of financial support we intend to claim from key schemes the government is offering."

"We will be pulling together an online resource to make it really easy for people and businesses to get access to the help and advice they need."

"All agencies will be using their staff and networks to make sure we get recovery assistance to the right parts of the county quickly"

"We would like people to carry on looking out for their neighbours. Let us know if there are people or business that need help. Together we can get Herefordshire back to normal very quickly."

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