Government issue advice for what to do if your home is flooded in Leeds as 46 warnings issued across city.

The Government have listed advice for anyone who has a flooded home due to Storm Ciara.

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 5:52 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th February 2020, 5:55 pm

On their website, the government listed a number of factors in a flood warning and how to deal with them.

The website states:

Flood alert - Prepare

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Flood warnings Leeds

prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents

check flood warnings

Flood warning - Act

turn off gas, water and electricity

move things upstairs or to safety

move family, pets and car to safety

Severe flood warning - Survive

call 999 if in immediate danger

follow advice from emergency services

keep yourself and your family safe

There are currently 46 flood warnings across Leeds.

The warnings can be viewed here.In Kirkstall, residents have been told to take immediate action.

River levels in the area are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall during Storm Ciara.

A statement on the Government website stated: "River levels are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.

"Consequently, flooding of property is expected.

"We expect flooding to affect properties at St Anns Mill and the Goits.

"Further showers are forecast over the next 24 hours.

"We expect river levels to rise until 19:00 on 09/02/20.

"We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Our incident response staff are checking defences and closely monitoring the forecast.

"Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

"This message will be updated by 00:45 on 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes."