Floods: Statement from Leader of Erewash Borough Council
Erewash Borough Council leader, Councillor James Dawson, has praised the residents of the borough for their enormous sense of community spirit following Storm Babet.
Several areas of Erewash, particularly in the south of the borough, suffered significant flooding due to the heavy rain that Storm Babet brought, with many residents now left dealing with the aftermath.
Teams from the council joined forces with partner agencies, including Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and Derbyshire County Council, to help residents to safety throughout the weekend. A rest centre was also in place at West Park, Long Eaton.
Councillor Dawson said:
“The last few days have been a very difficult time for those residents and businesses in Erewash who have been affected by flooding and my thoughts are with all those whose lives have been impacted as a result.
“I would like to thank the communities across Erewash who pulled together to help each other during what was a very stressful time for many.
“I’d also like to personally thank everyone who has been involved. My thanks go to the staff of Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and Derbyshire Constabulary who have worked tirelessly in very challenging conditions to deliver help to those who have needed it and those who continue to need help.”
The council’s website has been updated with information for homeowners and tenants following a flood. Head to erewash.gov.uk/floods and follow the council on Facebook for updates at facebook.com/erewashbc