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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Flooding update - 21 June 2016

Council services reacted quickly to flooding in West Lancashire due to heavy rainfall on Thursday 16 June.

Council surveyors have visited all the affected Council homes we have been made aware of to assess any damage and we will call back to homes where we have been unable to gain access. The Council currently believes about 70 of its properties were affected. However, only 15 have so far been confirmed to have suffered internal flooding. The tenants worst affected had three feet of water in their homes. No tenants have requested to be rehoused. We are providing tenants with dehumidifiers when they request them to help them get their homes back to normal, in addition to carrying out any necessary remedial works.

West Lancashire Borough Council tenants who were flooded and have not reported this to us should contact the Council on 01695 577177 or email customer.services@westlancs.gov.uk. Please be patient as we are experiencing high call volumes at this time, but we will do our best to help you.

Anyone who has been flooded should also contact their insurance companies and take photos of any damage caused to their goods as this may help them with insurance claims.

West Lancashire Borough Council street sweepers have been out in the affected areas of Skelmersdale to clear debris off the roads and footpaths. If roads and gulleys are blocked please contact Lancashire County Council on 0300 123 6780 or email enquiries@lancashire.gov.uk.

Private residents affected by flooding due to the heavy rainfall on Thursday 16 June can get helpful advice by contacting the Environment Agency’s Floodline 0345 988 1188. In addition you can also get useful advice from flooding.

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