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Storm Ciara brings flooding to Pendle

Published: Monday, 10th February 2020

Photo of volunteer Carley who helped with sandbags

Volunteer Carley helped with sandbags.

Storm Ciara brought flooding to Pendle on Sunday 9 February and teams from Pendle Council were out helping people who were affected and those at risk.

In Earby, properties on Victoria Street and Skipton road were flooded.

And in Barrowford the Clough Street and Vales Mews areas were underwater.  

We also responded to several requests for help from residents across Pendle who lived in less impacted areas.

David Walker, Environmental Services Manager said:

“We worked all day from the first warnings being issued just after 6am until around 6.30pm in the evening to help people in Pendle affected by Storm Ciara.
“Our teams delivered sandbags to homes in Barrowford, Laneshaw Bridge, Trawden, Colne, Earby and Nelson.

“We also helped to clear sodden carpets, flooring and fridges and will be assisting with sourcing de-humidifiers to help people dry out their homes,” he explained.

And he added a warning:  “If you have been flooded do not turn lights or any electric items on until they have been checked for safety by an electrician.”

https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guidance/safety-around-the-home/flooding-advice/

Today Pendle Council is back out continuing the clean up to highways affected by the floods in Blacko, Barnoldswick, Salterforth, Wycoller, Barrowford and Kelbrook.

Advice on how to be prepared and stay safe was shared on Pendle Council’s social media and website www.pendle.gov.uk/floods

And there’s advice from the government’s website to help people recover after a flood
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/recovering-after-a-flood

Councillor Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council said:  “I’d like to thank the crews, volunteers, local residents and local councillors who worked hard over the weekend in storm conditions.