Nottinghamshire residents and businesses urged to remain vigilant following floods

Nottinghamshire residents are being urged to remain vigilant as our communities continue to recover from the extensive flooding and disruption caused by Storm Babet.

A major incident was declared in the county at the weekend following the heavy rainfall, which caused rivers and streams to burst their banks – leaving many homes and businesses under water.

The severe weather presented the Nottinghamshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) – a multi-agency partnership made up of local authorities and emergency services – with complex and challenging situations to tackle and overcome.

Flooding across Newark and Sherwood

Flood sign

Amber and yellow weather warnings are in place for Newark and Sherwood because of Storm Babet. Persistent and heavy rain led to localised surface water flooding on Friday and this is likely to continue through the weekend. 40 flood warnings are already in place with disruption to the road networks, buses, and trains.