Northamptonshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) partners have today (January 5) stood down response to floods as the risk of further flooding in the county recedes.
Overnight weather conditions had less impact on Northamptonshire waterways than was predicted, and water levels are thought to have largely peaked across the county. This means that the county can move into the recovery phase as partners from the local authorities lead the clear up work.
LRF partners which include Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, West Northamptonshire Council, North Northamptonshire Council, the Environment Agency, emergency planners and health agencies have supported the safety and welfare of people displaced or affected by the spate weather conditions over the last week. They have been supported by a wider group of agencies including volunteers from Northamptonshire Search and Rescue, Nene Maritime Volunteer Service and Rapid Response Team.
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service Area Commander, Mick Berry said, on behalf of the LRF: “I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the planning and response work over the last week, not just at Billing Aquadrome but also ensuring resilience right across Northamptonshire. This is a great example of collaborative working to keep the county’s residents safe.
“I would also like to thank the public for following the right safety messages and taking precautions to keep themselves safe as well.
“There continues to be a lot of standing water around and some localised flooding, and we know that weather conditions can change rapidly. We ask people to keep listening to forecasts and follow the safety messages that the fire service and other partners share during periods of inclement weather.”