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Hampshire in 'good position' ahead of wet weather

Hampshire County Council say they are prepared for more bad weather following the recent devastation of flooding.

Hampshire resources ready for New Year floods

Hampshire County Council has extra resources ready to respond to the further wet weather and strong winds that are forecast.

The number of highways emergency crews have been increased and tankers are ready to deal with water on the roads.

n the last week highways teams have responded to more than 1,300 incidents of fallen trees and flooded roads across Hampshire’s highway network.

The length of which equates to travelling from Lands End to John O’Groats and back three and a half times.

The County Council's Emergency Planning Team is also prepared and on standby, to support the emergency services and to assist those who need help with emergency situations that may arise as a consequence of the heavy rainfall.

We are in a good position to deal with any issues arising from the predicted wet and windy weather over the New Year. Our teams have given up their Christmas breaks and have been working flat out over the last week to keep Hampshire moving, for which I cannot thank them enough. It is anticipated they will be busy on New Years Day and beyond clearing up after this next bout of bad weather. Our maintenance teams are likely to be very stretched and it will be necessary to prioritise locations."

– Councillor Seán Woodward, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council

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