While there are no severe weather warnings in place for this area, the Met Office says there will be heavy rain and strong winds throughout today (8 January 2015).
Road users are being reminded to slow down, leave bigger stopping distances and ensure their vehicles are roadworthy.
Home and business owners are being urged to read up on ways to reduce the chances of flooding. Do some research to find out:
- Whether your area has flooded before and if there is any specific flood advice for your area
- How to turn off your electricity and gas supplies
- What is covered by your insurance
- Who you can call if you need assistance
More advice and a list of useful contacts can be found on our website http://www.esfrs.org/communitySafety/advice/winter-weather.shtml