This page will continue to be updated with information and support.
There is a current amber warning for rain (medium likelihood of significant impacts), including for the Middle River Mersey and River Bollin. We expect this to be in place until Thursday, however due to the saturated ground, this does not mean the risk is over.
Stockport Council website is being regularly updated on actions you can take and a checklist of what you should do if flooding occurs in you home: https://www.stockport.gov.uk/how-to-protect-your-home/what-actions-take-immediate-risk
You may wish to move vehicles to higher ground if they are at risk. Information to protect your home and business can be found here.
Be prepared. If you are at risk actions you can take include:
- Taking valuable items upstairs, including electrics
- Disconnecting electrical items
- Bring caged pets inside
- Weigh down furniture too heavy to move, to stop it floating and causing damage
Covid testing and vaccine centres are being closely supported as well as those shielding and other vulnerable residents, the neighbourhood teams are on standby. Covid secure reception centres are being set up.
The contact centre will be staffed until 11pm to take any calls relating to flooding, and so the situation can be monitored and any emergencies responded to.
- If you feel in danger in any way please immediately dial 999.
0345 988 1188 and 0845 988 1188 are other emergency numbers for Greater Manchester
- If a road is flooded preventing vehicles from passing please inform the Contact centre on 0161 217 6111 until 11pm and then the Control Centre on 0161 474 5555 through the rest of the night.
- If you may need rehousing or shelter for the night please contact the numbers above.
The Covid Regulations state that residents fleeing harm are able to visit other people's homes so please be assured that this is a possibility, although please take as many precautions as possible, including face coverings and regular hand washing. If you remain concerned, please contact the council.
If you are concerned about the flooding of your garden or cellar, or any type of flooding that is not putting your life in danger please update Stockport Council via email@example.com so they can follow up in the morning.