Flooding Alert

Wed 20 Jan 2021 - posted by Melanie Hyde
Flooding Alert

Milton Keynes Council have advised us of the following Flood Alert on 19th January: 

There is a 'Flood Alert - Prepare' currently in place for Middle River Great Ouse in Milton Keynes, Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire. If you live in or near this location you should check flood warnings and follow advice at: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/plan-ahead-for-flooding 

Yellow Weather Alert for Milton Keynes, 19th - 21st January
The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for the South East and Central regions between Tuesday and Thursday this week. High levels of rainfall are predicted for Milton Keynes which may cause localised flooding especially where the ground is already saturated.

If you are out and about on the road network make sure you drive to the conditions and avoid flooded sections of the road. The water may be deeper than you think. Milton Keynes Council Highways duty officers will be checking the flooding hotspots on the road network and may close roads if they consider them unsafe for vehicles to pass through. If you see a Road Closed or Flood sign please do not ignore it. The road will be closed for safety reasons.

Flooding Emergency: What Should I Do? To see the document that Milton Keynes Council have produced detailing what to do in a flooding emergency please click here.  

Check here if your area is at risk of flooding and take steps to protect your property now. You can also sign up for flood alerts: https://www.gov.uk/prepare-for-flooding