Leeds Council advises residents what to do if their homes are flooded by Storm Ciara - as call waiting times exceed one hour

Leeds Council have advised residents what to do if their homes are flooded.

Sunday, 9th February 2020, 1:49 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th February 2020, 1:52 pm

The council said due to severe weather, their emergency on-call service is currently receiving a high volume of calls and waiting times can be over an hour.

The statement released on social media read: "If rainwater is coming in to your premises through your doors or windows, unfortunately you will not be able to arrange an emergency repair, so please call us back after 9am on Monday morning on 0800 1884000 to make an appointment.

"We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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"If the water is effecting your electrics please call 0800 1884000 and stay on the line as this will be treated as an emergency."

Many residents have been flooded across Leeds due to Storm Ciara.

The Met Office said Storm Ciara will bring a spell of very strong winds on Sunday.

Flying debris could lead to Injuries or danger to life, the forecast said.

Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs is expected.

Commuters should expect longer journey times and cancellations, as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected.

Some roads and bridges will be closed - with the possibility of the Humber Bridge being closed for the first time ever.

Power cuts with the potential to affect other services will also hit mobile phone coverage.

Injuries and danger to life from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties are all issues to be aware of, The Met Office stated.

Disruption to travel is also likely during Sunday.