Leeds City Council

Published : 23/06/2012 00:00

Contacts for those at risk of flooding

Anyone who has been affected by flooding in Leeds is being advised to report incidents to ensure they receive the support they need.

While flooding hasn’t reached the scale of that in Calderdale, staff from Leeds City Council have been working through the night to help residents affected by localised flooding in the Allerton Bywater area.

Staff have been distributing sand bags and pumping floodwater with gully tankers, alongside staff from the Environment Agency, Yorkshire Water and West Yorkshire Fire Service.

Having been on the scene, Councillor Keith Wakefield and Councillor James Lewis, want to ensure that anyone who needs help gets it.

Councillor Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds City Council said:

“People who’ve had their homes or businesses flooded, or who just can’t get to where they need to be, are going through a really difficult time.

“It’s really important that people report any incidences of flooding so appropriate action can be taken.

“I want to reassure everyone that we’re doing all we can with our partners. Although river levels have peaked, we’ll be watching the situation very closely.”

River levels are now reported to be steady but it could take some time before levels start to drop.

In a flooding emergency, Leeds City Council can be contacted at any time on 0113 376 0499.

A full list of all the contacts for flooding in Leeds can be found on the council’s website. The main contacts are:

Flooding from main river - Environment Agency - 0845 9881188
Ordinary Watercourse - Leeds City Council, Flood Risk Management - 0113 395 0298
Culverted (i.e. piped) Watercourse - Leeds City Council, Flood Risk Management - 0113 395 0298
Clean water supply mains - Yorkshire Water - 0845 124 2424
Public sewer - Yorkshire Water - 0845 124 2429
Private sewers and drains - Leeds City Council, Environmental Health - 0113 222 4406
The highway - Leeds City Council, Highway Services - 0113 222 4407
Run-off from higher land - Individual land owner
Water in cellars - Leeds City Council, Environmental Health - 0113 222 4406
Waterlogged gardens - Individual land owner

For media enquiries please contact:
Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577
e-mail: amanda.l.burns@leeds.gov.uk

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