Residents warned to prepare for possible flooding

Trafford Council is warning residents to be prepared for heavy rainfall and possible risks of flooding in parts of the borough this week.

The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning for the Greater Manchester area for heavy rain and flooding from Tuesday 19 January to Thursday 21 January and Greater Manchester Police have declared a major incident, urging people to avoid travel unless 'absolutely necessary' ahead of Storm Christoph hitting the region.

Areas that could be at risk include Bollington and parts of Sale close to the River Mersey, with the Sale Flood Basin at Sale Water Park likely to be put into operation.

Teams from One Trafford have been preparing for the flood risk anticipation of heavy rainfall by clearing gullies in high risk areas. Trafford Council and Amey staff have also been contacting residents and businesses in those areas to offer advice and support.

Residents in areas prone to flooding are being urged to follow updates on the latest situation and to prepare by taking pets, food, water and sentimental items upstairs and checking on elderly and vulnerable neighbours.

Please see the Flooding section of the Council website for more information about preparing for flooding and for further weather updates see The Met Office website.

Posted on Wednesday 20th January 2021