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Flood defences protecting thousands of homes to be finished

Temporary defences to protect waterworks serving thousands of homes on the county border with London from flooding are set to be finished this evening in a joint project between councils and the military. In response to record water levels caused by rainfall on the Caterham Bourne, a joint emergency project by Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader on flood recovery effort

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge on the impact of flooding in the county and the council’s partnership recovery effort: “Our staff and members have been working around the clock with the police, the Environment Agency, the military, local councils and other agencies to support our communities to get through a situation that has, for many … Continue reading

Surrey roads flooding repair bill for Christmas alone hits £12.5m

The repair bill to fix Surrey’s flood-affected roads and bridges over Christmas has spiralled to £12.5 million – before this month’s flooding is even taken into account. A major clear-up of the 2,500 worst-affected Surrey roads is underway after devastating flooding twice hit the county over Christmas and again this month. Over Christmas, heavy storms … Continue reading

Surrey clears up after the floods

As river levels on the Thames start to fall, work is under way to help communities get back on their feet. Residents who are wondering what to do with their sandbags are assured that they are welcome to keep them for future use. It is not advisable to store wet ones, but dry ones are … Continue reading

Emergency project launched to protect waterworks

A waterworks serving up to almost 50,000 homes in Surrey and London will be protected under an emergency flood relief project started today (Friday). The Environment Agency and Tandridge, Croydon and Surrey councils have teamed up to create an emergency plan to stop record levels of water from the Caterham Bourne from flooding Kenley waterworks. If … Continue reading

VIDEO: Flood recovery centres offer advice

Flood victims, council staff and volunteers at two newly set up flood recovery centres in Sunbury and Staines talk about the help that is available. Seven centres were set up across Surrey to provide advice and support to people getting back to normal after the severe weather. g Surrey Police has received its first report of … Continue reading

Push to re-open flood-hit schools

County council staff are working round the clock so schools in flood-hit areas open as usual after the half-term break. Education and property teams are putting in a big effort alongside schools to ensure pupils can return to classrooms on Monday. As flood water levels begin to drop, a clean-up operation is in full swing … Continue reading

Surrey councils set up flood recovery centres

As river levels on the Thames start to fall, work is under way to help communities get back on their feet. Councils across Surrey are setting up flood recovery centres where people can get information and advice to help them recover from the effects of the severe weather. Seven centres across Runnymede, Elmbridge and Spelthorne are … Continue reading

Surrey highways work to focus on flood recovery

Surrey County Council’s highways teams are to focus their efforts on flood prevention work as the region continues to be hit by severe weather. Along with the Army, boroughs and districts and the county’s highways contractor Kier Services the council’s roads teams have filled and distributed 15,000 sandbags and the county’s highways teams have fixed … Continue reading

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