Prepare for more storms, council says

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RESIDENTS have been told to prepare for further bad weather.

Weather reports say the West Sussex area could suffer from further heavy rainfall tomorrow. Chichester District Council said it has a limited stock of sandbags.

Cllr John Connor, who oversees environment in Chichester, said: ‘The bad weather is likely to return and so we want to advise residents to make sure that they are prepared.

‘If your house is flooded, you should call 999 and ask for the fire brigade. You must also switch off your electric and gas supply.

‘We hold a supply of sandbags, but these will be given to the most vulnerable and will be used to protect infrastructure such as roads or electrical sub-stations. We do not have the stocks to supply all households. Due to this, if you feel you are at risk, we would advise you to purchase sandbags in preparation for any further bad weather.’

The council advised to move high-value items to higher ground and if possible roll up carpets. Visit chichester.gov.uk/emergencies