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Round up of safety messages and advice around #flooding and #ukstorm

We and other partner agencies have been issuing advice and guidance to the public on different aspects of flooding during the week.

Here is a round up of some of the key information for Herefordshire residents.

Sandbags on a pallet

Information on flooding and flood risk

The Environment Agency provides information on flooding and flood risk as well as issuing flood alerts and warnings at

Additional information about flood risk and flood prevention in Herefordshire is provided on our website at

West Mercia Police has a summary of all sorts of information and advice related to flooding on its website.

Information on flooding and health

Public Health England is the national body providing advice and guidance on public health issues. It has a website with information about flooding and health at They also answer common questions about flooding and health

We have issued advice for Herefordshire people using private water supplies. And advice for anyone experiencing sewerage problems and flooding.


Information on flooding and safety

As we are now in half-term agencies are warning about the risks of playing near flood water. West Mercia Police issued some flood safety advice on behalf of local agencies.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service issued information about using generators for pumping out flood water safely.

Information on weather and travel disruption

We maintain a list of road closures for Herefordshire We've answered some frequently asked questions about road closures.

The Highways Agency is responsible for some routes in Herefordshire including the A49. They use a map to warn of delays and disruptions

Our twitter account @herefordstreets warns people if we need to grit the roads. We only grit some routes. There is more information on gritting in Herefordshire online including a map of the routes we do grit.

The National Rail enquiries website provides information about delays and disruption on the UK rail network.

The Met Office issues warnings of severe weather.

 View from a gritter cab

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