Councillor Phil Bateman said “As we move into Thursday evening. The latest news I have from the City of Wolverhampton, as it relates to concerns about impending bad weather, is now being shared with you! I had been in touch with the City Council about planning for the worst event.
Managing Director Mr Keith Ireland shares the information and intelligence gained about our local weather in this briefing note I have received. Please read it and use the information in the event that you or your family get caught up with any localised flooding. Plan to be safe!”
Briefing Note – Further to my note this morning concerning weather, a Met Office severe weather warning for rain and thunder storms remains in place from now until tomorrow (Friday 1st June) evening. The forecasters are uncertain of the precise location of the storms – we may get torrential downpours potentially causing flash flooding, we may not.
A new page on our website has been set up to provide residents with important information in the event of severe rainfall and flooding. It contains helpful advice and contact details for relevant agencies. It will be displayed prominently on our website homepage and shared via our social media. The link to this page is: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/severeweather
Please share this link with your networks and via your social media channels in the event of severe weather.
In the event of any threat to life, people should always contact 999.
Responding to flooding is primarily a role for the emergency services, Severn Trent Water or the Environment Agency. However, City of Wolverhampton Council may be required to attend to highways and housing issues.
The council’s contact centre numbers are as follows:
• Daytime hours (0830 – 1630) 01902 551111
• Out of hours: 01902 552999 (24 hour Contact Centre)
The contact centre should always be your first point of call to report any issues as they operate a logging system and can instigate the council’s emergency response protocol.