Weather warning as residents urged to be 'flood aware'

Published: Thursday, 7 December 2023

*Shared on behalf of Leicestershire County Council

Residents and businesses are being encouraged by the county council to be ‘flood aware’ as further rain spells are expected this week.

There's a yellow warning in place for the whole of the East Midlands from 12 noon tomorrow until 8pm later in the evening.

The council, which is local lead flood authority, is also advising locals not to take risks and to never drive or walk through flood water. If a road sign or flood boards are in place, these are there to keep residents safe and should not be moved.

Pat Clarke, head of highways operations, said: "If you live in areas which are prone to flooding, please be prepared, and, from a highways perspective, please follow the advice and avoid driving through flood water and follow the signposted diversion routes."

If you need assistance with housing and shelter, please contact your local district or borough council.

Councils, emergency services and the NHS work together to help people prepare for flooding and to stay safe. Read more on our emergency flood advice.

Here's some top tips to prepare:

  • Sign up for
  • Keep up to date with road and weather updates through social media sites like and , and listen to your local radio station
  • If you’re at risk, make a flood plan
  • Report a flood on our page
  • Prepare your home
  • Check before you travel on