The Met Office and Environment Agency have issued Flood Alerts for areas of Bassetlaw, including Worksop and Retford, as a result of Storm Christoph. This will bring heavy and persistent rainfall between now and Thursday morning.
If you are worried about flooding in your area, you should sign up for the latest Flood Alerts. https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings?_ga=2.219947226.2129735153.1611071746-2043785257.1610622611
You can also check the most up to date Flood Alerts and Warnings for your area - https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings
Nottinghamshire County Council are the Lead Local Flood Authority for Bassetlaw and they have lots of advice and information on how you can prepare for a flood. https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/flooding-help-and-advice
On behalf of the County Council, we have distributed a number of sandbags to areas where there is a high flood risk. Please do not contact Bassetlaw District Council for sandbags.
Over the last few days, the Environment Agency has been conducting daily checks of high risk areas, as well as clearing any potential blockages. They have also stationed pumping equipment at Retford Beck and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is on standby to deploy pumping equipment if needed.
Please check our social media pages and website for any further updates on flooding.
Last Updated on Tuesday, March 9, 2021