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Flooding information and meeting

The Environment Agency have issued notices to residents around the Aller area that starting on either Monday 17th or Tuesday 18th February, they will start to increase the operation of Monks Lease Clyse to allow more water along the Sowy and Kings Sedgemoor Drain. The EA have assured us that they will continually monitor the flow and undertake to cut off the flow if it becomes apparent that any properties are being put at risk. If you have any questions about the operation you should call 0800 807 060 and ask for the Bridgwater Incident Room.

Meanwhile we have been advised that there is to be a public meeting at Huish Episcopi Academy  on Monday 17th February from 2-4pm on the “Emergency Flood Relief Works On Somerset Moors And Levels.” Hosted by South Somerset District Council (SSDC) the meeting will be chaired by Mark Williams, Chief Executive of SSDC and supported by Environment Agency officers.

Notes from the meeting will be available from South Somerset District Council after the meeting and on our website.  There is further information on the flood incident available at www.southsomerset.gov.uk/majorincident

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