Residents urged to sign up for flood alerts as heavy rain forecast for Derbyshire Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire

Police in Derbyshire have urged residents to sign up for flood alerts so they can be contacted if they are at risk of flooding

Monday, 18th January 2021, 5:54 pm

Heavy rain is forecast across the county in the coming days - with an amber weather warning in place due to the potential for flooding across the whole of Derbyshire.

‘Danger to life’ amber warning raised for DerbyshireA spokesman for Derbyshire Constabulary said: “We would urge anyone in potentially high-risk areas to sign up for free flood alerts which will see you contacted either by phone, email or text message if your home or business is at risk of flooding.”To find out more and sign up visit: Sign up for flood warnings - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Storm Christoph will bring multiple hazards to the UK this week, initially heavy rain.

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Amber warning for rain

An Amber National Severe Weather Warning for rain has been issued for Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Wakefield, Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough and is valid from 0600 on Tuesday through to midday on Thursday. Within the Amber warning area rainfall accumulations could reach up to 200mm in parts of the southern Pennines and northern Peak District, 40-70mm could be seen more widely.

hief Meteorologist Dan Suri, said “Following a cold spell where the main hazard was snow, our focus now turns to notably heavy rain moving across the UK this week. Some locations could see over 100mm of rain falling through the course just a couple of days with up to 200mm possible over higher ground. These amounts of rainfall along with snow melt present a real threat of flooding and people should keep a close eye on flood warnings from the Environment Agency"

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