Community update – Somerset Levels Flooding

Wednesday 26th March 2014

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For flood warnings, visit http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0345 988 1188.

***Latest news***

Flood drop-in surgery at Canalside
The weekly flood drop-in surgery will take place at the Canalside Conference this evening. The sessions run from 6pm-8pm and are an opportunity for anyone affected by the flooding of the levels and moors to get advice and practical support from a variety of organisations.

The Flood Assistance Centre is now also at the Canalside, from 4-8pm, providing help with everything from insurance claims to emotional support.

Representatives from BT will be at the meeting this evening to deal with enquiries from residents and businesses.

Environment Agency
Dredging is on target to start at the beginning of next week. It will start near Moorland House Farm and machines are due to start arriving at the site from midweek this week.

A372 will reopen
The A372 at Seven Bends near Othery will reopen after 5pm today. Traffic lights will be used for a few days to allow the final repairs to be completed.

Burrowbridge – Taunton Deane Borough Council presence
Help HQ at the Old School in Burrowbridge is staffed Monday to Saturday from 9am-5pm. A Taunton Deane Borough Council officer will be there on Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week from 10am–4pm.

Donations centre
The Donations centre at the old Somerfield distribution centre at Huntworth Business Park, Bridgwater for the victims of the flooding has reduced its opening hours to 10am to 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The centre is no longer open on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

If you’ve been affected by the flooding and need supplies, the centre has a variety of items that may be useful to you – from food and toiletries, to clothes and bedding. Please bring ID with you just so that we can confirm your address.