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Danger of flooding remains – heavy rain and gale force winds forecast for Wednesday

| February 11, 2014

Flooding is already affecting many parts of Bucks however even more severe weather is forecast for tomorrow (Wednesday 12th February 2014) when up to 25mm of rain and gale force winds are forecast with gusts up to 60mph. The rain is expected to clear by the evening.

Since last Friday, Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) crews have visited 181 flood sites and dealt with 18 fallen trees. All available TfB crews are standing by to respond to emergency call-outs that come into the TfB operations hub.

As of 5.30pm today (Tuesday February 11th 2014) four roads in Buckinghamshire still remain closed owing to surface water flooding:

• Mill Lane, Monks Risborough
• Ship Hill, Burnham
• Pound Lane area, Marlow
• Windsor Hill, Wooburn Green.

A ‘Sandbag Station’ operated by Tfb teams and Bucks Fire and Rescue has been set up in Marlow’s Pound Lane area as close to the flooded area as possible.

The Sandbag Station will hold 500 bags for residents to use to build defences around their homes against rising water levels. A crew will be permanently on site and in touch with the TfB depot in High Wycombe to maintain the number of sandbags with regular deliveries.

Sandbags have also been delivered to the St. Peter’s Street area in Marlow.

TfB’s Super Sucker gulley emptier is on site in the Pound Lane area, helping to clear away excess surface water.

Elsewhere in the county TfB has supplied 4,000 sandbags to residents whose homes were in serious or imminent danger of flooding, taking them directly to residents in the worst affected flood areas.

Paradigm Housing has helped by sending a team of two to TfB’s Handy Cross depot to help fill sandbags.

Yet more rain is forecast on Thursday with the expectation of  sunshine and blustery showers.

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