Tameside Weather Warning
The MET office has issued an Amber weather warning for parts of Tameside with a risk of flooding this week.
Due to heavy rain predicted for Greater Manchester from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st January 2021 with The Tame Valley, including parts of Mossley, Stalybridge and Ashton thought to be at particular risk. Tameside Council has warned that "the River Tame at risk of overflowing and large surface water run off expected, which could cause significant damage to property".
The council has indicated on their Facebook page that "We have teams out preparing for the flood risk. This work includes clearing critical infrastructure such as culvert screens and grids/gullies, especially in high-risk areas."
They are also asking that "residents in areas prone to flooding are being urged to do their bit to prepare, including taking food, water, pets, furniture, and vulnerable and sentimental items upstairs as well as moving cars to higher ground."
People are also urged to check on their elderly and vulnerable neighbours are aware and are prepared.
It is also advised that motorists to take care driving and in particular never try to drive through floodwater as 80% of flood deaths occur in vehicles.