So, another onslaught of intense rain led to more flooding yesterday. In most cases, not as bad as last year, but in other places much worse.
The District Council, has said the following today:
Free collection service for flood-damaged goods
A free collection service is in place for flood-damaged goods, following this weekend’s heavy rain.
Those who need to get rid of bulky items will need to contact customer services. The goods will then be collected the following day.
If you have any small electrical items you need to be disposed of, please bag them up separately.
You can either call Rochford District Council’s customer services team on 01702 318111 to arrange collection or e-mail using this form
Reporting a flooding problem
The lead local Flood Authority is Essex County Council, who provide information at www.essex.gov.uk/flooding
Blocked gullies and highway drainage issues can be reported via the ‘Report a Problem’ page at www.essex.gov.uk/highways or by calling 0845 603 7631.
Travel information on highways in Essex is also available at www.essex.gov.uk/highways and on Twitter at @Essex_Travel
For further advice regarding flooding visit the Environment Agency website on www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding They also operate a Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or 0845 988 1188
Road Sweepers clear up following flooding
Residents are being urged to contact Rochford District Council if they have roads that need sweeping following flooding issues.
The Council’s waste collection contractors, SITA, are sending their mechanical road sweepers out to clear debris left behind by the waters.
The sweepers have already been out this morning clearing the roads where the Council is aware there has been a problem.
However, if you live in the District and your road still needs sweeping please inform Rochford District Council’s customer services team on 01702 318111.
If your home was flooded or nearly flooded, or if you know of any blocked gullies, please let us know as well as the council.
In the meantime, here are some photos from yesterday from Downhall and Rawreth Ward: