This morning the Environment Agency issued a flood warning for the River Thames, meaning there is a risk of flooding to property. This alert is for the Thames at Laleham, which also affects Laleham Reach and the area around Thorpe Park resort in Runnymede. Flood barriers have also been erected in Weybridge, and a number of flood alerts have been issued for local rivers, including the Chertsey and Addlestone Bournes.
Unfortunately some residents have already been affected by this flooding. I have today met with residents in Laleham reach and been in contact with Runnymede Council regarding their response and plans should further action be required. I am also in contact with Thames Water regarding reports of sewage flooding and with the environment agency.
Further rain is forecast, and I would urge every to be careful and alert, avoid towpaths where possible. Information regarding the flood warnings and alerts are updated regularly and are available here. For further advice in the event of flooding please visit www.gov.uk/help-during-flood or call 0345 988 1188. You can also contact:
River Flooding: Environment Agency (24-hour Floodline) 0345 988 118. You can also follow the link for flood warnings and alerts: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings
Roadside Flooding: if roadside gullies or drains are blocked you can call Surrey County Council 03456 009 009
Sewer Flooding: foul sewage Thames Water's 24-hour Customer Service 0800 316 9800