Severe weather incidents seems to be increasing and it is possible for heavy rain across much of southern England (including South Cambridgeshire). SouthCambs remind us of how they can help some residents whose properties are at imminent risk of flooding. Depending on the amount of rain, it is however worth bearing in mind that it may be the case that drains simply cannot get water away from an area fast enough.
Take a look at the SouthCambs website where it is mentioned that there is a supply of sandbags / Floodsax that can be delivered to domestic properties that are about to flood. As you’d expect, this is primarily aimed at the most vulnerable residents. Residents requesting these sandbags / Floodsax during normal office hours should call on 03450 450 063 or email email@example.com – If it is outside of normal office hours and an emergency then please contact the out of hours number for Environmental Health Emergency on 01253 501 055. Please bear in mind that there is a limited supply of sandbags / Floodsax and, depending on resources, it will likely take officers some time to deliver them. This is why it is so important to make preparations before a flood risk becomes imminent.
See also the leaflet on flooding here.