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Flooding Update from West Oxfordshire DC

Flooding update 10.45 am Sun 22 July

The Standlake and Northmoor areas are at risk of flooding. Householders should sandbag their properties and prepare to evacuate if necessary. Sandbag can be picked up from the following places:

The Green in Stanton Harcourt, opposite the shop
Downs Road, just past Hardwick Caravan Park
The Village Hall at Standlake
From late morning on Sunday 22 July there will be sandbag deliveries to:

The Green, Aston
Market Square, Bampton
Fire Station, Bampton
Crossroads, The Green, Filkins
Other areas in the District

Witney
Bridge Street and Mill Street are closed to traffic as both streets are flooded and impassable. Several residents are currently being evacuated. We are advising people not to walk over Langel Common as the river is overflowing and fast moving.
The following pick up point for sandbags has been set up:

Cogges Centre shops

Bampton and Clanfield Areas
Although the clear up operation has started in many homes in Bampton, the area is at risk of further flooding.

The main street in Clanfield is still under water affecting many properties.

Other villages in the area have been affected including Black Bourton, Alvescot, Kelmscot, Broadwell, Little Faringdon.

Curbridge
A small number of properties in Curbridge have been affected.

Charlbury Area
The River Evenlode has burst its banks and a number of properties have been affected and vehicles stranded.

Shipton-under-Wychwood Area
The River Evenlode has burst its banks affecting a number of properties and vehicles have been stranded. Last night fifty residents of the Old Prebendal Care Home were moved to the first floor and today were evacuated.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Anyone who needs emergency temporary accommodation due to flooding should make their way to West Oxfordshire District Council's Elmfield offices in New Yatt Road in Witney. Alternatively call 01993 705056 for advice.

Any requests for sandbags over the weekend should be made to our emergency out of hours number: 01993 705056.

Posted : 22/07/2007 12:29:28

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