Flooding 2014

Further information and images about the current flooding situation in Oxfordshire.

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Bethan Morgan, the county emergency planning officer, said: "The main advice at the moment is for anyone in the affected areas should monitor the Environment Agency website and to take steps now to protect property.

“There is potential for flooding to cause power outages. To prepare for this we recommend that people visit 365 alive web pages for fire safety messages.

“Finally, if you see warning signs either on the road or tow-paths please take notice. They are there for a reason.”

Take extra care on roads and don't drive through flood water

Councillor Rodney Rose, the Deputy Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, said: "We would advise motorists to take extra care on the roads, and if in any doubt, not to drive through flood water. We give advice of this nature not just with the safety of motorists in mind. It also a question of not creating bow waves that cause problems for nearby properties. We would also ask that people do not remove or tamper with flood closure signs. They are there for a reason.

“Along with our partners such as the district councils and the Environment Agency, we have been preparing for flooding. We have also had staff working hard over the festive period dealing with the effects of the weather."

Useful links

Bethan Morgan added: “We would advise residents to visit our flooding web pages if they are at all concerned about flooding as we have put together a range of advice and helpful information on preparing for, responding to and recovering from flooding.

“People should also refer to the Met Office and Environment Agency websites for advice, monitor television or radio forecasts and take appropriate steps to safeguard themselves and their property.

“It is also a good idea to register with the Environment Agency’ Floodline Warnings Direct, which is a free service that provides flood warnings by phone, text or email to those living in an area that is deemed at risk of flooding.”

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Last reviewed
09 January 2014
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