The Met Office has issued a weather warning for tonight and the next few days for a storm which is likely to cause flooding in many parts of the UK. Heavy rain is predicted tonight in the Oxfordshire area so any Woodstock residents with concerns about the risk of flooding to their property should contact Oxfordshire County Council for details of their Flood Toolkit and to obtain sand bags (see Oxfordshire Flood Toolkit on www.oxfordshire.gov.uk). This website gives information about things a homeowner can do to try and prevent flooding and also gives information about how to sign up to get flood warnings from the Environment Agency.
Oxfordshire Highways: Tel 0345 310 1111
To report flooding relating to a highway such as blocked ditches, blocked drains or flooding on a road call Oxfordshire County Council Floodline or visit the Fix My Street website.
Oxfordshire Highways also provide emergency response to flooding by closing roads, setting up diversions, pumping flooded highways, and providing sand bags to properties and communities threatened by flooded highways where resources permit.
Government’s Website for Flood Warnings
The government’s website for flood warnings is www.flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings or ring their Floodline – 0345 988 1188 or Type Talk 0345 602 6340 (for the hard of hearing).