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Homes and roads across the county affected by flooding

A home in Carlton that saw water levels rise up to house level over the weekend

A home in Carlton that saw water levels rise up to house level over the weekend

Emergency services worked from the early hours of the morning on Friday to help those that had been affected by the flooding.

Some roads were blocked around the county, with cars abandoned in floodwater, and the main A421 road blocked with rain water until 2pm at Marston Moretaine.

The picture above was sent in a resident of The Causeway in Carlton who woke up on Fiday morning to find her driveway under several inches of water.

Emergency responders from all blue light services, the Met Office, local authorities, Environment

Agency, utilities and others met a number of times on Friday to co-ordinate action .

The River Great Ouse is still on Flood Alert status and this will be monitored as more water travels

down the river towards Bedford.

And with land at saturation point, and ditches, drains and culverts full, water with nowhere to go in is running off the land and collecting in localised flood points.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a number of flooding incidents across the county.

Motorists and others are still urged to take great care when driving in this weather as trees and other

debris may be on the road having been loosened by the wind and rain.

Have you been affected by floods? Email us your pictures at editorial@timesandcitizen.co.uk, call us on 01234 409100 or tweet @BedfordTC

General advice:

• In no circumstances should motorists try to drive through flood water especially where there

are ‘road closed’ signs.

• Listen to local radio for local road closure updates.

• Check with the Environment Agency for advice if you are concerned about flood water

affecting your property. Sign up to their Flood Alert system to stay up to date.

• Check the Environment Agency website at www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call the Environment

Agency’s 24-hour Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or 0345 988 1188. People using social media

can also keep up to date by following @envagencyanglia on Twitter, or using the hashtag:

#floodaware.

• If you live in a property at risk of flooding, take action NOW. Get prepared with aquasacs

and flood boards. Please be aware that local authorities will not be able to supply sand

• Comprehensive advice for residents and businesses on preparing for floods is also available

on the Bedfordshire and Luton Local Resilience Forum website: www.bllrf.org.uk

 

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