As you all know, we had a spout of heavy rain last night, this is unfortunately caused localised flooding in areas such as Coulsdon and Kenley.
I have contacted the Council, and asked what steps they are taking top help residents across the borough, I received the following response:
London and the South East were issues an Amber weather warning last night with some very heavy rain overnight, with 20-30 mm of rain possible in an hour and locally 60 mm in 2-3 hours.
Croydon highways contractor were on standby in preparations, we did receive two calls via the out of hour’s service regarding localised flooding and both were dealt with. As with all prolonged periods of heavy/torrential rain it is not uncommon for both the surface and or foul water systems to become temporarily overwhelmed, once the rain eases the systems are able to recover very quickly.
Today we have resources available to attend following any flooding reports received, these staff will also be checking our known flood areas to ensure there are no issues.
The weather forecast for today is for a bright but fresher day with some sunshine so we are not expecting any further rain.
If any of your constituents raise any flooding concerns please refer to the council’s website https://www.croydon.gov.uk/environment/flood-and-water-management which provides useful information on tackling flooding on private property and or how to report flooding incidents.
If you need any further assistance, please let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Scott Roche
Shadow Cabinet Member for Sustainable Croydon