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IN THE EVENT OF POSSIBLE FLOODING 

For more information call Floodline on (01482) 393399, go to www.eastriding.gov.uk/…/emergencies/preparing-for…/flooding/ or follow the council on Twitter @East_Riding and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eastridingcouncil
You can also get the latest flood alerts/warnings through www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency and #FloodAware on Twitter for the latest flood updates.


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HOOK PARISH COUNCIL COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PLAN STATES IN THE EVENT OF FLOODING:
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Listen to your local radio and TV weather forecasts for advice from the emergency services
Move your car to higher ground
Empty furniture drawers and cupboards. Place the contents and any furniture you can upstairs
Fasten plastic bags round the legs of wooden furniture to help minimise absorption of water
Turn off mains gas and electricity
Put plugs in sinks and weight them down to prevent backflow from the drains. Weigh down the loo seat too.
Bring caged outdoor pets inside, move all pets with food, water, bedding and litter trays upstairs
Make sure any valuable or sentimental items and important documents are safe
Put any flood protection in place
REMEMBER flood water will probably contain sewage, which can cause disease. Always wash your hands/arms/legs after coming into contact with floodwater with hot water and soap. Keep contaminated footwear and clothing away from children
DO NOT allow children to play in floodwater, as well as the risk of disease manhole covers may have dislodged under the pressure of floodwater creating a drowning risk. If you need to walk through floodwater consider using a pole (brush handle) to test the ground in front of you
We encourage members of the community to check on their neighbours, especially if they are elderly or live on their own.

For further information call Floodline on 01482 393399. You can also get the latest flood alerts/warnings at www.environment-agency.gov.uk