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Flash flooding - Peterborough - Peterborough

On Friday (9) shortly after 6pm, our Combined Fire Control began receiving calls to reports of flooding in and around the Peterborough area, following heavy rainfall.

Our crews were sent to a number of incidents across the city, particularly in the Welland Estate area, Bourges Boulevard and Kimbolton Court which were affected by the flash floods.

A major incident was declared and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Resilience Forum partners worked closely to manage the situation and assist residents who needed support to find alternative accommodation.

During the course of the evening our fire control took over 160 calls to reports of flooding. Firefighters attended a number of incidents to assist those in the worst affected areas.

The water is now subsiding and drier weather is now forecast for the weekend.

Residents are advised to keep out of the flood water, and not drive through affected areas.

For those whose homes have been affected by flood water, advice on what to do can be found via Public Health England or via the Peterborough City Council Website.