Brace yourselves, there’s more bad weather and possible flooding to come

Picture by Kate Shemilt
Picture by Kate Shemilt

Teams on the ground who have been dealing with weekend flooding say there’s more trouble to come with further bad weather heading our way.

The county’s fire service has dealt with hundreds of calls since Thursday night following heavy rainfall and highways contractor Ringway received more than 300 calls over the weekend and had crews out organising traffic diversions and pumping water from flooded areas.

Councillor Richard Thake, who oversees community safety at County Hall, said: “The flooding has had a significant impact across the county and I would like to reassure our communities that authorities in Hertfordshire have been working very hard to assist residents. We’re expecting more heavy rain this week and I strongly encourage everyone – and especially those unfortunate enough to have already been affected by the floods – to be prepared.”

Those concerned that their property may be at risk of flooding are being advised to purchase sandbags and further advice can be found by clicking here

Councillor Terry Douris, who oversees highways, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard over the weekend to get roads reopened or, where necessary, divert traffic. With more rain forecast, road travel this week is likely to be difficult at times and I’d like to remind everyone to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys. Most importantly, please observe road closures and don’t try to drive through flood water.”

Information on road closures is available by clicking here

The continued heavy rain is also taking its toll on the roads. To report faults click here