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11:26 AM

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11:26 AM, Monday 19 December, 2022

Internal flooding

Various location in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes

Firefighters have been called to numerous incidents involving internal flooding due to water leaks, across the county, over the weekend (Friday 16 to Sunday 18 December 2022).

Incidents attended in:

  • Milton Keynes
  • High Wycombe
  • Aylesbury
  • Waddesdon
  • Bletchley
  • Stoke Hammond
  • Princes Risborough
  • Winslow
  • Marlow
  • Buckingham

These types of incidents can be common during longer periods of cold temperatures, such as those experienced last week, when water in pipes, radiators and water tanks freezes and subsequently thaws.

As well as helping us to plan and prepare for extreme weather and temperature fluctuations by providing weather forecasts, the Met Office encourages us all to be WeatherReady.

Weather Ready is a year-round campaign to help individuals, families and communities prepare for and cope with severe weather.

Run in partnership with Cabinet Office and supported by local partners, the campaign provides tips and guidance on simple actions people can take to reduce the impact of severe weather on their lives.

Anyone visiting the Met Office website for the latest weather forecast can also access up-to-date, expert seasonal advice from carefully selected organisations, to help them prepare for and respond to the weather, to stay safe and protect their homes and businesses.

Check out the Met Office website, and social media feeds to ensure you stay #WeatherReady this winter.