I have had an email from the Environment Agency that I wanted to share with you:
We wanted to inform you that heavy downpours are expected today that will bring a risk of localised surface water flooding to parts of the Midlands, the north-west and eastern areas of England. Currently the weekend forecast is for a much drier day on Saturday and some heavy rain or showers are likely on Sunday. We have extra staff on standby over the weekend and we will continue to monitor the situation, our Area Incident Room will be opened if necessary.
We are continuing to monitor the situation closely along with the Met Office and local councils.
If any of your constituents are concerned about potential flooding, they can find the latest information as follows:
For Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts, updated every 15 minutes, please visit:http://www.environmentagency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx
Social media updates are available from the Environment Agency’s Midlands Twitter account:https://twitter.com/envagencymids
People can also sign up to receive Flood Alerts via the Flood Alerts Facebook App:http://www.facebook.com/FloodAlerts
Please be careful in the bad weather and take precautions to keep safe and dry.
If you are in trouble use the Environment Agency contacts as above.