|For those who are flooded it is always ‘Too little, too late’|
Update on current flooding situation and how the government is responding.
The Environment Agency, emergency responders & local authorities are helping to protect people and properties following the flooding in:
River levels in the River Don around Doncaster remain high and flood warnings, meaning there is still a risk of flooding, remain in place. Approximately 14,400 properties have been protected by flood defences, including nearly 5,000 properties in South Yorkshire. Sadly, over 800 properties have been affected by floods and people have been evacuated from properties in Bentley and Fishlake in Doncaster.
What you need to do
Communities are urged to continue to:
How we are responding
Over 300 EA staff are working 24/7 around the country. Our incident rooms are open and we are working with the military to put up temporary flood barriers and move sandbags to areas across South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. We have also deployed 39 pumps across 5 locations to pump away water as soon as water levels allow.
In Fishlake, 5 ultra-high volume pumps are fully operational and pumping out 16 cubic metres of water per second. Environment Agency teams have now deployed more than 2,200 sandbags in affected areas.
Cross-government support – announcements
Under the Flood Recovery Framework, the Government will provide funding to support the recovery efforts of local councils where households and businesses have been affected by the severe weather.
The MHCLG will provide a Community Recovery Grant to local councils – equivalent to £500 per eligible household - to help communities with their immediate recovery, while the BEIS will provide funding for a Business Recovery Grant. This will provide up to £2,500 per eligible SMEs which has suffered severe impacts from the floods that cannot be recovered from insurance.
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