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Press Release

Thursday 20 December 2012

Flooding in Fareham Update

Due to heavy rainfall over night and today there is flooding in the Wallington and Titchfield areas.

The next high tides are at 16.30 this evening and 5.13 tomorrow morning and there have been warnings of more rain today. Fareham Borough Council is maintaining its Emergency Control Centre and is working closely with Hampshire County Council and the emergency services to ensure the safety of residents. An emergency contact number has been set up, telephone 01329 – 824794 for anyone with concerns for their property or friends and family in the area.

See below for updates on the situations in Wallington and Titchfield:

Wallington

The Environment Agency has taken the decision to evacuate residents from 55 properties in Wallington between the Cobb and Pen and White Horse pubs. The evacuation is currently under way and the collection point is The White Horse Pub where people are being transported to the rest centre set up at Fareham Leisure Centre.

The roads between the Cobb and Pen and White Horse Pub are closed. Residents returning home from work can gain access to their properties by foot, but are advised against abandoning their cars. Residents can go to the rest centre set up at Fareham Leisure Centre for information on alternative accommodation.

Sandbags are being made available for the residents to collect from the Cobb and Pen Public House Wallington.

Titchfield

The level of the river Meon is receding but a number of properties are still vulnerable.
Sandbags are being made available for the residents to collect at Bridge Cottage and Bridge Street Titchfield.

An emergency contact number has been set up, telephone 01329 – 824794 for anyone with concerns for their property or friends and family in the area.

Members of the public are advised to listen to local BBC radio solent or, log on to Fareham Borough Council Web or follow Fareham Borough Council on Twitter of Facebook to receive updates. All unnecessary journeys to this area should be avoided.
 

ENDS

For Further Information Contact:
Janine Hensman, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824302
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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