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Crews prepared for severe weather

Council crews have been sweeping roads, clearing gullies and checking known flooding hotspots in preparation for the heavy rain and strong winds expected to hit Plymouth tonight, tomorrow and on Saturday. Yellow rain and wind warnings are in place and teams will be on standby around the clock to respond to any issues that arise. […]


Councillor Dann views gullies being cleared in Ham Drive

Smarter steps to tackle road flooding

Smart water sensors are being trialled in gullies to help prevent flooding on Plymouth’s roads. The sensors, which have been installed in 20 locations that are prone to flooding, measure water and silt levels and use real-time weather data to send email and text alerts when there is potential for problems to arise. They can […]


Crews prepared for heavy rain

Council crews have been sweeping roads, clearing gullies and checking known flooding hotspots in preparation for the heavy rain expected to hit Plymouth tonight and tomorrow night. Rain is currently forecast from around 11pm tonight until 10am, with another band of rain from around 6pm tomorrow. Teams are working throughout the day and night and […]


Severe weather warning for tonight and tomorrow

Council crews have been out today and are on standby to deal with any issues related to the strong winds and heavy rain hitting Plymouth tonight and tomorrow. The Met Office has issued two yellow wind warnings – one that is in place until midnight and another from 3am to 2pm tomorrow. People are advised […]


Severe weather warning

Council crews are on standby to deal with any issues related to the heavy rain and gales hitting Plymouth this afternoon. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning which is currently in place until midnight. People are advised to take care and not put themselves in danger around the waterfront. Known flooding hotspots […]


Work set to start on new flood defence wall at Tory Brook Court

Essential works to provide a new section of raised flood defence wall at Tory Brook Court are due to start on Monday 16 March. The scheme at Tory Brook Court aims to protect properties in the area from flooding caused by the overtopping of the Tory Brook. The bank will be raised to around one […]


Longbridge Road flood defence scheme complete

Work to build a new tidal flood defence wall along a section of Longbridge Road, bordering the River Plym, is now complete. The scheme has been a joint project between Plymouth City Council and the Environment Agency to reduce the risk of flooding in the area and supports Plymouth’s Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. Designed […]


Work complete on Arnold’s Point flood defence scheme

Work to build a new tidal flood defence wall along Embankment Road has been completed, two weeks early. The Arnold’s Point scheme has been a joint project between Plymouth City Council and the Environment Agency to reduce the risk of flooding in the area. Funded by the Environment Agency through a Flood Defence Grant in […]