Flood Recovery now underway
29 June 2012
Following the flash flooding yesterday South
Lakeland District Council is now helping with the recovery
Officers from SLDC are out and about
offering support and advice to residents and businesses affected by
the flooding and helping people get back on their feet. They
will be visiting affected properties today and speaking to the
householders and offering support with a safe clean up and advice
on insurance claims. They will be handing out ‘flood packs’
which contain useful contact numbers and information on what to do
after a flood.
The clean up operation is being carried out
by the council’s Street Cleansing Team with road sweepers out on
the streets across the district cleaning up any debris resulting
from the floods.
The Housing Team have been offering help and
support to any families made homeless and will help find temporary
accommodation if needed. Some people are choosing to stay in
their home or live with family and friends temporarily.
The council will also remove any large
household items damaged by flood water free of charge once the
householder’s insurance company has carried out their
assessment. Anyone who would like to arrange for furniture,
carpets, freezers and electrical equipment to be collected should
call the SLDC Contact Centre on 0845 050 4434.
Councillor Clare Feeney-Johnson, portfolio
holder for the Environment, said: “The council is here to offer
help, support and advice. I would encourage anyone affected
by the flash flooding yesterday to get in touch by calling the SLDC
Contact Centre on 0845 050 4434.
“We currently have officers out and about
in the district speaking to householders and businesses affected
also helping the highways authority by utilising our street
cleaners to clean away debris brought with the flash
flooding. I would like to reassure residents that we will do
what we can to get them the help they need.”
On Thursday 28 June, the council’s depots in
Kendal, Ulverston and Windermere and the SLDC Contact Centre
remained open until 8pm helping concerned residents and so that
householders could collect sandbags.