Council dish out flood defences to Gosport homes owners

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SANDBAGS have been issued to residents living near Gosport’s Alver Creek after fears of flooding due to high tides.

Council workers issued the sandbags in Old Road and Mariners Way to residents in occupied homes and leafleted empty homes, leaving details of a phone number to call if residents want the defences.

The tide levels were 5.41m, 41cm above predictions. Tides in the area were higher than predicted all day yesterday.

The council took action after they monitored water levels at both Alver Creek and Dolphin Crescent at lunchtime.

Levels at Dolphin Crescent were receding and deemed not to be at risk of flooding.

Ken Lucking, emergency planning officer at the council, said: ‘It’s just a precaution, residents were concerned so we want to pre-empt them by giving them flood sacks.

‘There’s a process of monitoring, which we get from the MET office and the Environment Agency.

‘It’s always a possibility with weather we get these days.’