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Sheffield is prepared for further rain
With further rain forecast today and overnight, the council is reminding Sheffield residents to be vigilant and take extra care over the next 24 hours.
Whilst there is currently no flood warning in place for Sheffield; the council is fully prepared to respond if there is further heavy rainfall, following localised flooding across the city at the end of last week.
Due to the significant rainfall this evening, the River Don is expected to rise overnight. The council and Environment Agency are closely monitoring water levels and are confident that the water will not overtop the river banks.
Over the past week, Amey has been working extensively on recovery, dealing with ongoing issues across the road network and preparing for further wet weather. Divers have also been clearing debris from waterways to ensure that rivers continue to flow.
The council is continuing to work closely with all parties to protect Sheffield from flooding and ensure the safety of people right across the city.
The flood defences which were installed in Sheffield in 2017 were verified and reviewed rigorously and the council worked alongside experts to inform the decision making process at every stage. The provisions made in Sheffield to reduce the risk of flooding have not been a contributing factor to the floods in neighbouring regions, as an approach with these consequences would simply not be allowed by the Environment Agency, whom we worked closely with throughout.
We are very hopeful that with the flooding provisions in place, we will mitigate the risk of further incidents in Sheffield over the next few days.
For the latest flooding updates visit: https://www.gov.uk/check-flood-risk
For the latest weather updates for Sheffield visit: https://bit.ly/2Q1YO0y
For the latest travel updates follow Travel South Yorkshire on Twitter at @TSYalerts
People can report flooding to us by calling Streets Ahead on 0114 273 4567.
Keep informed with any issues on the roads on Twitter at @sccstreetsahead
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